BOTERO: Fernando Botero's "Country Wedding"


Art historian Peter Selz describes the painting “Country Wedding,” one of Fernando Botero’s recent works.

Fernando Botero, born in Colombia, has achieved worldwide fame for his painting and sculpture. He presently lives and works in Paris, New York, Monte Carlo, and Pietrasanta. In 2004-05, compelled by the reports of torture inflicted by the American military on Iraqi prisoners, he produced a remarkable series of paintings and drawings on that topic, 60 of which he donated to the Berkeley Art Museum.

Peter Selz
Publication date: 
August 19, 2010
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article