TLDR? Fernando Botero donated 23 sculptures to Plaza Botero!
Medellin is a city recognized for offering dozens of tourist attractions, including a lot of art, culture, and spaces for its development.
In addition, this city has been the birthplace of several renowned artists. Not only Juanes and J Balvin prospered here, but some paisa painters and sculptors have traveled the world with their works.
Surely you’ve heard of Fernando Botero or seen some of his works, those paintings or sculptures represented with fat characters.
Well, in the City of Eternal Spring, you can find his works in different places, especially in Plaza Botero, as the name might suggest.
Continue reading and find out everything about this site!
The Work of Fernando Botero
Botero’s a figurative artist and sculptor born in Medellin, credited with creating what’s known as Boterismo. It’s a method that tries to represent everyday life through characters with large figures.
This artist has ceded some of his works to cultural sites in Medellin and Bogota. These amount to 114 paintings, oils, watercolors, and drawings. He also donated 21 pieces by international artists from his collection to the Museum of Antioquia in 2000.
Along with this donation, Botero delivered 23 sculptures you can find today in the Plaza Botero, the door to the museum of Antioquia and one of the main tourist and cultural attractions of Medellín.
Botero’s relationship with Medellin is similar to Gaudi’s in Barcelona.
If you search for images of Medellin on Google, you’ll most likely find photos of an old building with a checkered facade and the Metro, the city’s flagship means of transportation, crossing one of its lanes.
Plaza Botero is in the lower part of this famous image, which is taken from many angles and has many versions.
This square, also known as an open-air museum, is an unmissable place on a visit to Medellin. In addition to being in the city’s heart, it’ll tell you a brief history of what this capital of Antioquia has been through art and culture.
Nor could we leave aside this beautiful building that makes up the Plaza Botero. In the past, it operated as the Government of Antioquia; today, it serves as the departmental historical archive and is free to enter.
This palace is undoubtedly one of Medellin’s most architecturally and historically striking.
Visit Plaza Botero
Plaza Botero’s one of the most iconic places in Medellin. It contains a lot of history, art, and culture amidst emblematic sites in the city.
Visit this space full of the works of the Antioquian master Fernando Botero and enjoy spending time in the city’s heart!
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