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The Roman Gladiator -- by Botero

The Roman Gladiator -- by Botero
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Copyright: Karo Kendimian (yerevantsi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 80 N: 171] (859)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-30
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon 18 - 55mm EFS, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-31 5:37
Viewed: 4181
Points: 14
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Fernando Botero (born 1932)

FB s a Colombian artist who by his own admission is "the most Colombian of Colombian artists." He strives in all his work to capture an essential part of himself and his subjects through color and form.
Botero explains his use of obese figures and forms as such: "An artist is attracted to certain kinds of form without knowing why. You adopt a position intuitively; only later do you attempt to rationalize or even justify it." He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word, choosing what colors, shapes, and proportions to use based on intuitive aesthetic thinking.

I'll post another one tomorrow, revealing more of the sculpture.

Till then,

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To suzley: a big thank you Steve!yerevantsi 1 04-01 04:17
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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-03-31 7:54]

Hi Garo,
I like this POV that creat a very nice dramatic mood for this soldier. The DOF is excellent too with great colors. Very well done.

Very nice capture, Garo! You have used the gradient of the sky very well; and such a nice composition. Well done!

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-03-31 12:13]
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Hi Garo.

This is stunning...the angle you have taken this gives so much feel, power, mood and the colours truly show the texture of the statue. a big well done, you must be very pleased with this.


Very nice photograph ! It looks very dramatic, great skies behind the statue too.


Olá Garo
Bonita foto,
Bom céu

Dear Garo,
This is a great shot of a Botero work. Excellent close-up on what I imagine is a large sculpture with Botero's signature curves. Thank you for sharing this and your note.

Peace and best wishes,

Hello Garo

Beautiful look of this sculpture!
very beautiful his angle and the colors of the bronze.
The DOF i excellent sound with great colors.
big visual and compo!


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