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Beauty
April 2001

Fernando BoteroBeauty Redefined

Author Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Sq E, Suite 4J
New York, NY 10003
(e-mail: mzimbler@bethisraelny.org)

 

Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
 Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 Beth Israel Medical Center
 10 Union Sq E, Suite 4J
 New York, NY 10003
 (e-mail: mzimbler@bethisraelny.org)


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2001;3(2):148-c3. doi:

WIDELY recognized as one of the grand masters of contemporary Latin American art, Fernando Botero and his distinctive style are unmistakable. Surprisingly graceful despite their imposing bulk, Botero's exaggerated forms have an irresistible charm. His images are rotund and swollen to almost monumental proportions, exhibiting a highly personal concept of aesthetic beauty. They articulate both his profound conciseness of artistic tradition and a satirical observation of his fellow man. His paintings offer wit, irony, and a dose of social commentary, all while displaying exceptional skill and technical ability.

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