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Donación Botero

Listed under Modern Art Collections in Bogotá, Colombia.

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In 2000, Fernando Botero, or “the man who paints fat people” as he’s known of in Colombia, donated several hundred paintings from his own private collection to the whole country – around 120 of his own works and 85 by other artists, including Monet, Picasso, Dali, Renoir, Bacon and Matisse.

His own work is renowned for its Latin American flavour as well as the rounded shapes of the characters in his paintings and sculpture.

All those festively plump figures have been squeezed into a beautiful colonial mansion, and Botero was able to plan the layout and oversee the construction work, which means there’s no glass, no turnstiles, no fences and no one to usher you though quickly and quietly. The other caveat on his bequest and the best part of his donation is that the museum is free to visitors as well as locals. The only bad thing is that it’s closed on Tuesdays.

Address: Calle 11 No. 4-41, La Candelaria, Bogotá

Donación Botero Website.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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