If the elongated necks of Modigliani don’t do it for you, maybe something sturdier with no neck will. Comparing this portrait with yesterday’s, shows me that a painted portrait is more about the artist than the sitter. That makes sense. If you want a perfect likeness, go to Sears and get your portrait done. If you need to put on a couple of pounds get Fernando to paint it. I think this is a really fun painting and I sense Botero’s joy in creating it. Did he like his model? I don’t think “La Gioconda” actually sat for Fernando but I think it is fair to say he likes da Vinci’s version.


September 23, 2015

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