Excellent unique and original work, realized on paper, with mixed technique (sanguine) by one of the most famous Colombian artists of all time, Fernando Botero (1932).
A piece of the highest level, for true art lovers.
Coming from a private collection, it is in very good condition; there is a small tear on the paper, at the lower edge, of about 1,5 cm, which in any case does not affect the representation (see the photos, please).
The work includes the authentication on photo of the master and our certificate of authenticity, complete with photo, description, year and dimensions.
Born in Medellin on April 19, Fernando Botero Angulo approaches to the world of art at the age of sixteen by creating illustrations for the supplements of "El Colombiano", the Medellin main newspaper.
His early talent, at only nineteen years of age, led him to make his first solo show in Bogotà.
At just over twenty years he invests the money he won for his classification at the IX Salon of Colombian artists, on a study trip to Europe.
Will visit: France, Spain and Italy; in the latter it will be particularly fascinated by Giotto's works.
At twenty-three years he returns to Colombia where he will marry Gloria Zea and in the following five years of marriage his eldest son Fernando Botero Zea will be born, who will become prime minister of defense in Colombia.
At the age of twenty-six, in 1958, he won the first prize at the XI Salon of Colombian artists, with the work The bridal chamber.
He exhibited his works in Washington at the Gres Gallery, where he will sell all his creations on the first day of the exhibition.
At the same time his nomination to the Colombian Biennial will be contested; for this reason Botero will be forced to leave his country.
The Gres Gallery, which until then had favored him, closes, worsening the economic situation of the artist.
In 1961 the Museum of Modern Art of New York bought his famous painting Mona Lisa at the age of twelve, but despite this, his first New York exhibition will be a complete failure.
In 1966 his art landed for the first time in Europe and precisely in Germany.
His exhibits will provide Botero remarkably interesting criticism.
From these years he began to exhibit regularly in Europe, America and Colombia, smoothing out his style more and more, which led him to be one of the undisputed protagonists of the modern and contemporary art of the world.
In 1983 in Pietrasanta (province of Lucca) he created two frescoes in the Church of Misericordia, Heaven and Hell.
The work that we propose totally presents the characteristics of Botero: An unusual dilation of the forms, where the color remains tenuous and there is an almost total absence of shading, as he himself claims "... would dirty the idea of color that I wish to convey".
His original works are regularly present in the most famous auction houses (Sotheby's, Christie's, etc.) ..., with remarkable estimates and achievements.
Title: Red woman figure
Author: Fernando Botero
Technique: Mixed on paper
Size in cm: 49 x 35 (only the work) - 68,5 x 55,5 (including the frame)
Frame thickness: 4,5 cm
Signatures, trademarks, origins: Signed lower right
Item condition: Very good - There is a tear of about 1,5 cm at the bottom
Ref no. F0036
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