Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001
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
Zimbler MS. Fernando Botero: Beauty Redefined. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2001;3(2):148–c3. doi:
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: