Posted: January 14, 2012 in Ramblings of a sober Poet
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Botero captures the soul of his people.
Stretching Colours and shapes
To Sing louder than the reality that birthed it.

Botero captures the sins of his people.
Crucifying their lives to a blank canvas.
Salvation in different shades

Botero captures the simple moments
Complex people being themselves
Time frozen, One brush stroke at a time.

©Richard Quaz Roodt(2012)

This poem is linked to
D’versepoets.com(Poetics: Fernando Botero)

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  1. brian says:

    nice…you are the first to really take on the artist…did you see the ones he did of Abu grahd? your second stanza made me think on that…he def has an interesting eye…

  2. claudia says:

    nice..really like that you focus on him…an interesting personality for sure..Complex people being themselves… think that’s the beauty in his works, that he brought out some of the complexity, he didn’t just paint people but in a way sliced them open to let others see them

  3. Laurie Kolp says:

    I like that you focused on the man behind the paintings.

  4. zongrik says:

    now this is a damned heavy line: Crucifying their lives to a blank canvas.
    Salvation in different shades

  5. Christine says:

    the soul, the sins, and the simplicity of it all, yes that is exactly what I see in the paintings

  6. I like this because I think you’ve caught Botero’s spirit and intent.

  7. Wow, Richard. You seem to have captured the very essence of Botero’s work as I understand it in three tercets. Just amazing. Did you happen to see any of his crucifixion paintings. Chilling.

  8. Shawna says:

    “Complex people being themselves” … Interesting take. This is a good interpretation of his work.

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