Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Abu Ghraib in Spain

Fernando Botero and three of his paintings (2008)Here's another artist I can't take seriously, because he paints in the same style as our own Beryl Cook (CLICK). Beryl's chubby characters perfectly suit her witty sense of humour, but Fernando Botero's paintings of Abu Ghraib prison aren't supposed to be funny. So why paint them in a comic style? To take the edge off the horror? His paintings - The Circus - have done the grand tour. They're now being exhibited at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Valencia.


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