2 Fernando Botero Angulo was born on April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Colombia.Medellín
3 His paintings and sculptures are, on first examination, noted for their exaggeratedproportions and the large bodies of thehuman figures and animal figures.
4 The "fat people" is what they are often called by critics. Botero explainshis use of obese figures and forms assuch:"An artist is attracted to certain kinds of formwithout knowing why. You adopt a positionintuitively; only later do you attempt torationalize or even justify it."
5 He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word,choosing what colors, shapes, andproportions to use based on intuitiveaesthetic thinking.