Today has opened the exhibition Fernando Botero. Una Celebración at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao. The exhibition will be open from October 8th until January 20th, 2013 and is one of the most important shows that the Museum has had. It opened with great welcome and reception by the public and the specialized press.
The exhibition has been curated by Lina Botero, who choose a vast selection of works that were part of the recent exhibition at the Palacio de Bellas Artes de México (March-June, 2012). It is a comprehensive exhibition and presents a path of the artist’s work during the past 60 years.
The show is composed of 85 works, from painting to sculpture. A sculpture of the Monumental horse is on exhibition. There are also works with bullfighting themes, circus, still lifes and homages to great masters of classical painting: “After Ingres,””After Velázquez,” etc.
The exhibition, which has been sponsored by BBK, is accompanied by a catalogue written by Carlos Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa. The Chairman of BBK, the Ambassador of Colombia in Spain, Orlando Sardi de Lima, and the Director of the Museum of fine arts of Bilbao, Javier Viar Olloqui, were present at the opening, among other guests.