Painters Paintings Fernando Botero (b. 1932): Massacre in Colombia, 2000, oil on canvas, 147 x 210 …
Painters Work Fernando Botero (b. 1932): Bloodbath in Colombia, 2000, oil on canvas, 147 x 210 cm, Museo Nacional de Colombia, Bogota
Botero’s ‘Bloodbath in Colombia’ belongs to the sequence, 25 oils and 42 drawings, painted as a visible testimony of the laborious, painful and horrible circumstances; violence and ache that Colombians have suffered between 1999 and 2004.
Botero himself defined his purpose on the sequence:
“In view of the magnitude of the drama that Colombia has been experiencing, the second got here once I confronted the ethical obligation to depart an affidavit about such an irrational second in our historical past”
Fernando Botero abandons in these work the sort and serene faces to which he’s accustomed to depict his women and men. His figures listed here are immersed in struggling, drenched in blood.
They’re work that transferring away from the idea of artwork as a producer of delight with out making an attempt to evaluate, however that immediately purpose at disturbing and elevating consciousness of the consciences inside and out of doors Colombia, a rustic shaken by assaults, the soiled struggle on drug trafficking and kidnappings.
In 2005, he additionally reinterpreted the horror of Abu Ghraib in Iraq, the jail the place dozens of prisoners have been ruthlessly tortured by US troopers.