Ball In Colombia
The oversized people are wonderful examples of Botero’s signare style
Botero’s paintings are not only only humorous, they are also often filled with social and political commentaries.
Fernando Botero proclaimed himself to be the “most Colombian of Colombian artists”. No one seems to be raising an objection.
The expression on the man’s face gives its audience something to think about. While the woman dances vigorously, her partner seems to be lost in his thoughts. Is he just bored or is he thinking about the final score of the game that he missed?
Althoough Fernando Botero was influenced by other artists such as Gauguin, Picasso and Goya, he developed a style unique to him now known as “Boterismo”.
The artwork could perhaps be a commentary about women who are too self-conscious about their bodies.