Fernando Botero Angulo (born April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian figurative artist, self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1959.
"Art," Yayoi Kusama once said, "is both the symptom and cause for my obsession." Indeed, her works -- many of which amalgamate thousands of polka dots into recognizable forms -- are the manifestation of the spots, nets, and flowers that she has seen in hallucinations since childhood. Many cite her tr
While Michelangelo sought to free human forms from stone, British sculptor Henry Moore left his abstract figures an integral part of the materials from which he hewed them. His sculptures seem to be the product of natural forces, as if water and wind erosion created the negative spaces and hollows. I
It took a direct immersion in the politics of the Mexican Revolution to give Diego Rivera's art the cause and the audience it needed. Commissioned by the new government to execute huge public murals, Rivera created a new socialist iconography from a mixture of Renaissance, academic, Cubist, and indig