Fernando Botero (born 1932) is a Colombian artist known for his distinctive style, which is characterized by exaggerated proportions, voluminous forms, and a sense of playful whimsy. Botero’s work spans various mediums, including painting, sculpture, and drawing, but he is perhaps best known for his sculptures. Botero’s sculptures often depict figures with exaggerated features, such as large, rotund bodies and oversized limbs. This distinctive style, known as “Boterismo,” gives his work a sense of humor and caricature.  In addition to his exaggerated figures, Botero’s sculptures frequently incorporate the themes of political and social commentary. He often explores subjects such as power, greed, and corruption, using his art to critique societal norms and injustices.

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