Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Homage to Botero, The Fluffies Ball, by k Madison Moore



The Fluffies Ball 
Homage to Fernando Botero

14 x 20 Botero Oil Painting on Canvas

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Every once in a while I feel I have to paint something that makes me smile of laugh through 
the entire project. This is one of those paintings.
I adore Botero, especially his series of large people. I always wonder what posses him to paint this subject unless he feels the same way as I do... at times art should have humor!

Botero is a living artist and most times I only paint deceased artists so I did this painting "after" Botero and as a homage to him. I used his basic idea of what I call "Fluffy People" but did not want to come to close to his Paintings so I created my fluffies with him in mind.

This painting portrays all the fluffy people having their own ball in a great ball room
and dancing to the music of the fluffy bands.

This was such a fun Painting and a great addition to any collection.
Enjoy!










Fernando Botero Angulo (born April 19, 1932) is a Columbian Figurative artist, self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on. He came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salon de Artistas Colombianos in 1958. Working most of the year in Paris, in the last three decades he has achieved international recognition for his paintings, drawings and sculpture, with exhibitions across the world.
His art is collected by major museums, corporations and private collectors. In 2005, his series of drawings and paintings entitled Abu Ghraib, which was exhibited first in Europe, expressed his outrage at abuses during the Iraq War and concentrated on the dignity of the victims. The exhibit was featured at two United States venues in 2007.
While his work includes still life's and  landscapes, Botero has concentrated on situational portraiture. His paintings and sculptures are united by their  proportionally exaggerated, or "fat" figures, as he once referred to them.
Botero explains his use of these "large people", as they are often called by critics, in the following way:
"An artist is attracted to certain kinds of form without knowing why. You adopt a position intuitively; only later do you attempt to rationalize or even justify it.

Botero is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense, choosing colors, shapes, and proportions based on intuitive aesthetic thinking. Though he spends only one month a year in Colombia, he considers himself the "most Colombian artist living" due to his insulation from the international trends of the art world.
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4 comments:

padmaja said...

Your originality and innovation baffles me, spectacular!

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments Padmaja.
M:)

Mary said...

What a fun painting! I was immediately drawn to it as the first to look at and comment on. This must have been equally fun to paint!

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

It was really something different for me and really was fun!
Thanks again Mary.
M:)

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