Fernando Botero (né en 1932)

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250000 - 300000 EUR

Fernando Botero (né en 1932)

Reclining woman
Bronze, signed, marked with stamp of the foundry Fonderia M Italy and numbered 2/6 on the base.
34 x 58.4 x 24.8 cm
13 3/8 x 23 x 9 3/4 in.
We thank Mr Fernando Botero for having kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.
PROVENANCE
Collection Emiel Veranneman, Belgium
Private collection, Belgique, depuis 1989
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Botero, du 6 avril au 10 juin 1990, p. 117, no. 92, illustré en couleur (oeuvre similaire)

This sculpture comes from the collection of Emiel Veranneman, a major collector and an influential figure in the 20th century Belgian art scene. After studies in interior design, he made his name designing furniture. An art lover and considerable connaisseur, he was a member of the jury for young Belgian painting in 1963 before joining the international group of art experts at ARTCO International in Geneva in 1974. In 1984, he was simultaneously a permanent member of the jury with the Higher National Institute of Architecture and the Decorative Arts in Brussels, a permanent member of the jury of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Ghent and Antwerp and administrator of the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts in the young artists and visual arts department. Throughout his life, Emiel Veranneman has developed friendships with the many artists he is close to. He is particularly appreciated for his curiosity, knowledge and taste: all qualities reflected in his collection.
Reclining Woman is a fine illustration of what might be called "Boterian" beauty. The volumes are supple, almost airy. Some parts of the body, like the eyes and mouth, are of normal size, in contrast with the model's opulent silhouette. In this work, Botero uses monumentality to convey the tender, gentle voluptuousness he lavishes on what he considers nature's most beautiful form: Woman.

Fernando Botero
Fernando Botero was born in 1932 in Medellin, Colombia. Raised by
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