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April 2001

Fernando Botero: Beauty Redefined

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

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.