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BOTERO:

Way of the Cross

From 23 November to 4 February 2024

The Permanent

The Permanent

Via Turati, 34, Milan

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The first posthumous exhibition of one of the contemporary artists most loved by the public, a collection that today sounds like a true spiritual testament.

Fernando Botero is one of the great masters of contemporaneity: painter, sculptor and designer. His unmistakable style has rightfully placed him among the most important artists carrying forward the pictorial tradition in the 20th and 21st centuries. At twenty-four, Botero painted a still life with mandolin. On that occasion, for the first time, the Colombian artist emphasized one of the portrayed elements, increasing its dimensions as never seen before. It takes little time for the same treatment to be applied to human bodies, as well as objects, creating a style that has become a real trademark. Botero does not paint fat bodies but, as he himself states, he paints volumes.


Since then Botero has built sensual worlds, populated with characters full of immense and happy pleasure, through that calm and sumptuous abundance of forms that found its maturity towards the end of the 70s. His work follows the great Western pictorial tradition, through homages, reinventions, quotations but also in the formal approach and themes. Among the references that Botero interprets in an amplifying way - never simply imitative - are the works of Paolo Uccello, Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velázquez, Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso.

Botero is basically an artist who thinks through painting. There are multiple levels of reading and interpretation of his work. This aspect of his work reappears in the Via Crucis series, sixty works including oils and preparatory drawings that lay bare and reveal one of the most intimate and private aspects of the Master: his relationship with the eternal and with religion.

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