(also known as Mother and Child)
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The theme of maternity is evidently linked with the image of the Holy Virgin and her Child, an image that was familiar to Botero from his first visit to the churches and chapels of Medellin. In the drawings of any artist we are able to observe the direct confrontation with the blankness of the paper with nothingness that exists before the creative process gets underway. The majority of Botero drawings, however, are conceived as independent works of art. Rarely, if ever, do they directly repeat a composition the artist has executed in oils. It is equally rare for a drawing to be reinstated in a painting. In this case, Botero repeated a composition he already painted in 2003: Maternity, oil on canvas, 2003, being able to evoke a sensuous velvety texture in this work that lends it a special appeal.
Owner/Location: Private collection
Dates: 2006
Artist age:Approximately 74 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 40 cm (15.75 in.), Width: 30 cm (11.81 in.)
Medium: Drawing
on paper
Entered by: Member johnno on 03 July 2010.
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