Fernando Botero’s 1993 painting, The Bath (Il Bano), showcases a nude woman standing in a bathroom and facing her mirror. The woman’s volumetric figure is Botero’s signature style known as “Boterismo.” In the painting, the subject looks expressionless yet is touching her long black hair while standing with one arm raised. Interestingly, the woman’s supple body contrasts with the hard and cold surfaces of the bathroom.
The painting depicts a plump and fleshy nude woman facing a mirror, looking at herself without any emotions on her face. This offset lithograph has dimensions of 37 × 27 inches | 94 × 68.6 cm, from an unknown edition that includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Botero is known for his figurative paintings and sculptures featuring inflated human and animal shapes that can represent political criticism or humor.
In addition to this masterpiece; another famous art piece by Botero is Adam and Eve that attracts visitors worldwide. Furthermore, his sculptures could be found across Park Avenue or Doris C. Freedman Plaza in New York City—the sculptures that reaffirm his importance as an artist in contemporary art history today.