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Fernando Botero. Au-delà des formes.

Exhibition in Mons

9 Full-fare
  • This is the premiere retrospective devoted to the Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero in a Belgian museum. It will cover the artist's entire career, from his youthful research, which is little known to the general public, to the iconic works of his maturity, including recent paintings presented for the first time.
     
    The exhibition, Fernando Botero, brings together important works borrowed from prestigious museums, of which historic paintings rarely shown to European audiences, and...

    This is the premiere retrospective devoted to the Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero in a Belgian museum. It will cover the artist's entire career, from his youthful research, which is little known to the general public, to the iconic works of his maturity, including recent paintings presented for the first time.
     
    The exhibition, Fernando Botero, brings together important works borrowed from prestigious museums, of which historic paintings rarely shown to European audiences, and paintings, drawings and sculptures from international private collections. The tour takes visitors into Botero's abundant universe, inspired as much by pre-Columbian art and popular iconography as by Mexican muralists and Italian Renaissance art.
     
    At the centre of the exhibition, about fifteen works from the little-known collections of the BAM will illustrate the major inspirations of the Colombian artist around different themes: still-lifes, nudes, genre scenes, etc. To extend the exhibition, a monumental sculpture by the artist will be exhibited on the Grand Place of Mons.
     
    At a time when, more than ever, common sense is in danger, the large-scale exhibition questions how a piece of work, although personal and situated, manages to develop a universal and accessible language. Fernando Botero, au-delà des formes is part of a new generation of exhibitions that offer a new perspective on art and reveal how artists are reappropriating the myths, legends and canonical themes that shape the history of Western art.

    Through this international exhibition, BAM continues its exploration of the work of the great artists of the 20th century, from Keith Haring (2010) to Niki de Saint Phalle (2018-2019), by way of Andy Warhol (2013-2014), David LaChapelle (2017), and finally, Roy Lichtenstein (2020-2021).
     
    GAMING AT THE HEART OF THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
     
    The Pôle Muséal of the City of Mons and the Mons 2025 Foundation have forged a strong partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts in Tournai, aiming to share their collections through a serious game. This unique museum experience, developed by the creative studio ARTEAM interactive with the help of director François Salmonde, will invite visitors to find the mischievous characters and spirits that have created havoc in the two museums via a smartphone application and a website.
     
    FERNANDO BOTERO
     
    Renowned for his round and voluptuous figures, reflecting the artist's taste for satire and caricature, Botero's work (1932-) is the result of demanding and determined research, in which the artist has been engaged for more than 70 years.
     
    The artist is known for the diversity of the sources of his work, inspired as much by Colombian folk imagery or Mexican muralists as by the art of the Renaissance and the emblematic works of Diego Velázquez, Pablo Picasso or Francisco de Goya.
     
    His works have been exhibited at the MoMA in New York, the Maillol Museum in Paris, the Palazzo di Venezia in Rome, and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
     
    He currently lives and works in Paris, Monte Carlo and New York.

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  • Rates
  • Adult
    From 6 € to 9 €
Schedules
  • From October 9, 2021
    until January 30, 2022
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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