(1932) From a young age, he manifested a high interest in art that grew until it became his greatest passion. The artistic creations of Fernando Botero carry with them an irreverent interpretation of the figurative trend, called "boterismo", where the volume becomes the absolute protagonist of his creations. Nowadays, his unique style has made him one of the most admired and recognized contemporary artists of the international artistic field.
Las mujeres de Botero
In the privacy of his studio in Montecarlo, the art of Fernando Botero comes into being; a unique, unmistakable style that has turned the Colombian maestro into the quintessential painter and sculptor of volume, as well as one of the most highly-regarded contemporary artists in the international art world.
ARTIKA pays tribute to him with Botero’s Women, an artist’s book devoted to one of his most recurring themes: the female form. A single, numbered, limited edition of 2,998 copies, created in collaboration with Botero.
The work is presented in a case-sculpture, designed with a slight relief effect in honour of the artist’s characteristic style, and which reproduces a detail from the painting Head (2006). The two volumes contained inside, when they are placed side by side, show the same image.
The Art Book, which contains 45 plates featuring drawings of many different female figures, evocative, suggestive, sensual and expressive, and accompanied by extracts from short stories by Botero. Meanwhile the Study Book, which explores in depth the work of the maestro and encompasses the scope of this world famous painter, was written by the Professor of Art History Lourdes Cirlot.