2Fernando Botero Angulo was born on April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Colombia.Medellín
3His paintings and sculptures are, on first examination, noted for their exaggeratedproportions and the large bodies of thehuman figures and animal figures.
4The "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."
5He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word,choosing what colors, shapes, andproportions to use based on intuitiveaesthetic thinking.