Art

Art and architecture from my travels around the world. Exploring other cultures through their art work and architectural styles is an interesting way to get to know more about people and countries.

Plaza Botero – Outdoor Museum of Fernando Botero’s Bronze Sculptures

Plaza Botero – Outdoor Museum of Fernando Botero’s Bronze Sculptures

Plaza Botero is located in the central neighborhood of La Candelaria in Medellin Colombia – between the Museum of Antioquia and the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture.       During daytime hours the plaza is filled with tourists posing with and rubbing their hands over the large-scale bronze statues by the famous Colombian […]

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Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez Medellin Colombia Best Museum

Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez Medellin Colombia Best Museum

I visited Casa Museo Pedro Nel Gomez in Medellin December 2012 during my second solo trip to Colombia. Visiting the museum on your own can feel a bit daunting. I mentioned the museum in my post The Kindness of Strangers a few days ago. Getting off the subway station at Universidad station I walked to the Aranjuez […]

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Road Trip from Austin to Fort Worth – Visit to The Modern Art Museum

Road Trip from Austin to Fort Worth – Visit to The Modern Art Museum

It was the Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibit the Age of Picasso & Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago  that enticed me to make a road trip to Fort Worth this past weekend.  For several years I heard from friends and acquaintances that Fort Worth was home to many renowned art museums and they […]

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Child on a Horse by Fernando Botero

Child on a Horse by Fernando Botero

Below is a picture of the painting by famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero of his son Pedrito on a wooden horse. The painting is done in classic Botero style of enlarged features of the people as well as animals. Botero painted the portrait shortly after four-year-old Pedrito was killed in an auto accident in Spain […]

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Botero Mona Lisa Painting at Museo de Botero in Bogota Colombia

Botero Mona Lisa Painting at Museo de Botero in Bogota Colombia

Botero’s Mona Lisa Painting You can view this Mona Lisa painting by Fernando Botero at Museo de Botero in the historic La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá, Colombia. The museum started life in 2000 due to a donation from the private collection of Fernando Botero. Botero Museum collection includes works by Dali, Chagall, and Picasso as […]

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