Monday, June 8, 2015

Iconic depictions of female saints of Christianity by Fernando Botero

SWITZERLAND---Galerie Gmurzynska presents “Santas”, a new suite of large - scale portrait paintings by enowned Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. For this body of work created in 2014, Botero has turned his attention to the iconic depictions of female saints from the Christian canon, reinterpreting one of the quintesse ntial genres of Western art history through his unique style by which these revered unearthly heroines reemerge as distinctly worldly society ladies. This stellar all - female cast altogether comprises ten saints.
In “Santa Barbara” – Botero however retains the graphic bodily inflictions frequently endured that are responsible for the women’s subsequent sanctification, in this particular case the lacerated left breast of Barbara.