Fernando Botero

Horse (Cavallo)
Bronze, 126 x 159 x 110 cm


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About the artwork

Internationally recognised artist Fernando Botero is widely known for his voluptuous works featuring humans and animals, with the iconic ‘Boterismo’ style applied to create an exaggerated rotund figure. Sculptures allow Botero further exploration of his subject’s plump flesh, and he harbours a particular fondness for horses, stemming from watching his father ride on horseback for business during his childhood. This sculpture of a horse draws inspiration from the Trojan horse in Greek mythology, resembling its stance and distinction. Standing at attention, its strong black colouring and heavily weighted form create an aura of stoicism and strength, reflecting its competence and functional contributions to its owner.

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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