The Colombian artist grew up in a well-mannered, traditional society and later attended the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, where he learned to incorporate political stories and points of view into his paintings by observing the works of Velázquez and Goya. More recently, hes devoted his skills to a series inspired by the prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. But this retrospective, which continues through August 16, reveals a more comprehensive overview of Boteros career, through a very personal selection of drawings, paintings and sculpture, some of which have never before been seen publicly.
CSFAC is located at 30 West Dale Street in Colorado Springs, and is open daily except Mondays; admission to the Botero retrospective is $15 or $25 for tonights reception (members always free). For more information, go to www.csfineartscenter.org or call 719-634-5581.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 29. Continues through Aug. 16, 2009