EL TIEMPO confirmed this Fernando Botero died on September 15, 2023. Antioquian is the greatest Colombian artist of all time.

The first version of his death was transmitted by W Radio. The Colombian died at the age of 91 after suffering health problems for several days.

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Born in Medellín, Botero broke all art records, such as 300,000 people at the Mexican Palace of Fine Arts or 155,000 people at the Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts.

Botero’s work is immortal. It was he who brought national art to the most important international stages of the world. In fact, his sculptures are exhibited in important places such as America and France.

Botero’s importance is such that all his works, whether paintings or large sculptures, are within the scope of significant capital. For example, ‘Your Adam’s Penis’ is at the Time Warner Center. While his enthusiastic maiden is resting in Cartagena.

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In his hometown of Medellín, there is a huge park where tourists come to take photos with his statues. And there’s a museum in Bogotá dedicated to him, to his art.

The legendary Fernando Botero passed away at his home in the Principality, EL TIEMPO and W Radio reveal. Monaco this Friday, September 15, 2023.

Sources close to the painter told EL TIEMPO that he had been experiencing health problems for several days, which forced him to be hospitalized in a medical center, but he asked to be transferred home to take care of his ailments.

W Radio reported that the illness that affected Botero in his final days was an illness. lung inflammation.

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Teacher Fernando Botero Angulo He was the second of three children from the marriage between David Botero Mejía and Flora Angulo Jaramillo. Colombia’s great artist was born in 1932.

According to many experts, Botero’s work (paintings, sculptures and drawings) is very broad and several books would be needed to explain and cover it. His works are appreciated worldwide and collectors pay millions of dollars for these works.

For example, in 2022, the ‘Horseman’ statue was sold for $4.3 million at Christie’s auction in New York; this was a record price for a work by the artist.

For Botero, work and family were the most important things in his life. One of the most complicated moments for him was the death of his son Pedrito in a car accident in Spain in 1974, when he was only 4 years old.

President Gustavo Petro was saddened by the death of Botero, whom he remembered as a painter “our violence and our peace.”

Petro commented, “Fernando Botero, the painter of our traditions and flaws, the painter of our virtues, the painter of our violence and peace, the painter of the dove thrown a thousand times and enthroned a thousand times, has died.”

Colombia’s president addresses one of Botero’s exhibitions in 2004, which depicted decades of violence in the country. In this exhibition, 67 works, 42 of which are drawings and 25 of which are oil paintings, reflect many of the sufferings caused by this scourge. Some of them are: ‘Car bomb’, ‘Parade’, ‘Sadness’, ‘Crying woman’ and ‘Falling man’.

They mourned the painful death of the Colombian painter and sculptor in his hometown of Medellín. The mayor’s office announced that the 7th day of mourning has been declared in this capital.

For your part, Lina BoteroHis daughter told Radio Caracol that her father died at 9 a.m. Monaco time (2 a.m. Colombian time). She also confirmed that she had been experiencing health problems for five days.

“My father died at the age of 91. He had an extraordinary life and he left at the right time. He left very peacefully, that’s what matters,” Lina said.

Master Botero’s daughter also said that her father is now with his wife Sophia Vari, who died a few months ago. “God knows how he does things,” she added.

Lina also described her father as an incredible man with absolute love for his country. “This is a moment of great sadness, in a way we’ve been waiting for this because my father’s health has been poor for some time.” he elaborated.

When the teacher turned 90, his son Juan Carlos expressed his admiration for the profession and perseverance in a portrait. “My father was born into poverty (his own father died when he was four) and by the time he was fifteen he already knew he wanted to be a painter,” he commented.

She also described him as a brave man. Botero satirized the Catholic Church in Colombia through art in the 1950s and 1960s; He mocked Latin America’s national aristocracy and dictators in the 1970s and 1980s; He also condemned the guerrillas, paramilitaries and drug traffickers in Colombia in the 1990s.

Botero’s family announced that they were analyzing what their father’s funeral would be like. Lina Botero said she was waiting for her siblings to arrive in Monaco to make decisions about posthumous tributes.


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Source: Exame

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