Still Life with Watermelon (1992) by Fernando Botero

Still Life with Watermelon - Fernando Botero - 1992

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life with Watermelon
ArtistFernando Botero
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions95 x 116 cm
Art MovementNaïve Art (Primitivism)
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About Still Life with Watermelon

Fernando Botero’s Still Life With Watermelon is a work of art that depicts a violin and fruit on a table top. Known for his signature style, “Boterismo,” the objects are represented with exaggerated volume that makes them appear larger than life. This was created in 1980-1985 using sanguine and watercolor on paper.

The Colombian figurative artist and sculptor attended a school for matadors before pursuing art, which influenced his subject matter. Botero’s Still Life With Watermelon is an example of his unique approach to still-life painting that incorporates elements of the traditional genre while maintaining the artist’s individual style.

It is worth noting that Botero created a bronze sculpture titled Still Life with Watermelon in 1976-1977, which exists in six editions. The artwork added by an Arthive user may violate copyright laws if it is not an original creation or if it reproduces another version without permission from the artist or copyright holder.

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