Botero’s Bird

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I love this cute fat bird, with its Boterismo proportions and its little beady eyes. It may look serious and uncomfortable, tense even, but it still has an irresistable air of whimsy that puts a smile on my face whenever I walk past it.

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From Wikipedia:

Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a figurative artist and sculptor from Medellín, Colombia. His signature style, also known as “Boterismo”, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs Elysées in Paris.

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This image is from Wikipedia, by the user ‘Jonatancarvajal’, and captioned “Botero Plaza in his hometown of Medellín is a popular tourist site for taking pictures.” Click image to go to source.

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Day 53

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2 thoughts on “Botero’s Bird

    • Oh, “UOB” stands for United Overseas Bank, a major local bank that has buildings in the area, next to the sculpture.

      That’s a good point about public art you mentioned! I totally agree! Cheers.

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