Who is the real Fernando Botero? Nudist? Socialist? Artist? I’m not sure that a self-portrait is the best place to find the real he. After all, he has posed himself, chosen the background, and added the props to point us in a particular direction. Let’s not be fooled! For me every painting tells us something about its painter. So, I will delve into Fernando’s other paintings to unmask the real him. In the meantime, I do love this self-portrait. Great flag placement.


November 25, 2014

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