Fernando Botero is a trained painter, but he has
also worked with sculpture since the 1970s.
He works with classical motifs and lines can be
drawn to both Italian Renaissance and Baroque
and Picasso’s buxom female characters from
However, Botero’s interpretations are very distinctive. His characters are big and look almost inflated, the proportions are greatly exaggerated, and motifs are often perceived as humorous and/or critical.