Free exhibition of Drawings from the personal collection of Fernando Botero

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The National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires has inaugurated the exhibition “Botero, drawings on canvas and paper”, a display of 50 drawings created between 1973 and 2011 by the great Colombian artist Fernando Botero (Medellín, 1932). All these works belong to the artist's private collection, which is rarely exhibited and only in museums. 

In these works Botero uses watercolor, pencil, pastel, ink and charcoal on both paper and canvas. Botero is specially skilled working with sanguine, a soft, dark red pencil, a technique little used by artists and which requires exceptional skill and expertise.

The exhibition comprises fifty drawings, mostly made ​​in black and white. Very few of these works are in color, and these are watercolors. 

The exhibition is divided into five "chapters": the first is devoted to Latin American life, the source of inspiration for Botero. Botero portrays the life of the town and its characters, costumes, architecture, habits and rituals. The second "chapter" focuses on the theme of violence and bullfighting. The third "chapter" is dedicated to the circus. The fourth to large-scale works, with many still lives. And the fifth is devoted to music.

National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA): Avenida del Libertador 1473
May 21 to July 7, 2013
Tuesday to Friday from 12.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 am to 8.30 pm
Free admission.

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