Baroque Botero

I am so embarassed it has taken me this long to get to this post, but I’m finally there and I come bearing gifts!

I’ve got passes to give away to the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Botero exhibitjust send me an email at and let me know why you want to go. It’s just that easy!

Now on to the actual show. I had been eagerly anticipating this one ever since I’d been first introduced to Botero’s work. I find something so compelling about the bright colours he uses combined with his interesting take on proportion. All of the paintings are absolutely enormous and it’s a sight to behold them in real life.

I also particularly liked his riffs on famous pieces such as Van Gogh’s Sunflowers–it’s compelling to see and feels kind of like greeting an old friend in its familiarity. I’ve assembled a few of my favourites here so you can get a sense of what to expect. (Thank to the WAG for providing me with these.)


The show runs until February 27, so hurry up! You don’t want to miss this.

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