Thursday, April 4, 2013

Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia

The artist Fernando Botero was born in Medellin and made significant donations of his art to the Museo de Antioquia. In the plaza outside of the museum an extensive collection of his sculptures are installed. 



In side the museum there is a permeate collection of  Fernando Botero paintings and more sculptures are presented.



I was struck by Botero’s paintings for the drug king pin, Pablo Escobar. The paintings use the word “murder.” Later I found out that Escobar was something of a Robin Hood. He built whole neighborhoods and gave them away to poor people. It could be said Escobar was buying popularity with poor people…

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A special exhibit was under way, the “68 70 72 Bienales De Arte Coltejer”, a show of Medellin modern art from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.


I like this sculpture that incorporates light and sound. The clip was accidently captured sideways, but I managed to turn in post production.

Other painting from the show -

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