WherePalazzo delle Esposizioni
CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
Good To KnowOpen until Late
March 2, 2016
May 1, 2016
Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome presents Via Crucis: The Passion of Christ, a series of 27 oil paintings and 34 drawings by Fernando Botero, based on scenes from the Passion of Christ, made between 2010 and 2011.
The works combine a contemporary style with a classic religious theme, effectively portraying the fateful events and giving shape to grief and tragedy. Botero donated the series to the Museo de Antioquia in Medellín in celebration of his 80th birthday and has since been exhibited around the world.
Fernando Botero (1932) is a painter and sculptor from Medellín, Colombia. His works often depict people in large, exaggerated volume, a style that strikes a universal chord that goes beyond regional tastes. His art is in high demand with international museums, corporations, and private collectors, and can be found in public places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.