Circus: Paintings and Drawings By Fernando Botero

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Fernando Botero, recipient of the ISC’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award, is of course at least as well known for his work in two dimensions as three. In Circus, Botero uses drawing and painting to capture a theme that Modernists have addressed from Renoir to Picasso, Léger to Calder, collecting all 130 paintings and 50 works on paper that the artist has been assembling since encountering a traveling circus in Mexico, similar to those humble circuses he remembered from his youth in Medellin.  Continue reading