Boterosutra (Detail) Öl auf Leinwand / Oil on canvas, 100 x 125 cm, Im Besitz des Künstlers / Courtesy of the artist
The Forum Würth in Rorschach is presenting Boterosutra, a recent set of works by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero (born in Medellín in 1932). In this unconventional series Botero, one of Latin America’s bestknown artists, remains true to his characteristically grotesque and “naive” figure style. As the wittily ironic title indicates, the group of works takes its cue thematically from the quintessential text on human sexual behaviour, the Kamasutra. In some seventy drawings, oil paintings and marble sculptures the artist shows a couple making love in a wide variety of positions. Botero’s intensely physical art has always revolved around the depiction of sensuous volumes in two and three dimensions, so it is only logical that he should turn to subject matter of this kind. Throughout his career Botero’s work has featured bulbous figures of an almost baroque voluptuousness and still lifes with monumental pieces of fruit.
Würth Haus Rorschach - Boterosutra by Fernando Botero - 28.03.2015 - 06.09.2015
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