Fernando Botero

Mariscal De Campo , 1972
Oil on Canvas, 105.4 x 86 cm


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About the artwork

KU - ‘Marsical De Campo’ (Field marshal) is a very senior rank in the military, and highly regarded in prestige and honour. Akin to the traditional depiction of military generals, Botero paints a portrait of a character in who dons a grand ceremonial uniform. A slight glow radiates around him, conveying an aura of strength and esteem. The character is depicted in the artist’s signature ‘Boterismo’ style, with curved lines defining his rotund figure and plump flesh. Through this distinct style, Botero creates a nuanced commentary on the ways in which society views the human figure, and how we associate body types with certain accustomed roles. This piece of artwork is accompanied by certificate signed by the artist.

About the artist

Born in 1932 in Medellin, Colombia, Fernando Botero is an artistic living legend of our times. A prolific artist and creator of the signature style ‘Boterismo’, the artist’s rounded musings have made him a global figure in the contemporary art world, and the artistic ambassador of Colombian pursuit. Rounded from convention, distinctive in spite of the commonplace, and tied to Colombian history and heritage - his curvaceous forms have reached monumental heights, and are collected by major museums, corporations and private collectors all over the world, including the United States, Korea, and Mexico City, to name a few.

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