An enjoyable experience that presents an appealing overview of the artist's life and works and will no doubt please his many fans.
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Botero is a poetic documentary of one of the world's most prolific living artists, Fernando Botero. Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932, the worldly Botero had experienced a violent and tumultuous political landscape in his youth during the Colombian civil war, which had a profound impact on his art and humanitarian inclinations. Featuring unprecedented access, the film is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the life and art of the 86-year-old master artist, whom the art world has compared to Picasso.
Documentaries about artists normally present a rosy assessment of the subject and his or her place in culture, and Botero, a portrait of Colombian-born painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, certainly does this. Family, friends, and art-world folks say many kind words about the artist and his work ...