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Fernando Botero Quotes & Sayings

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Man needs music, literature, and painting - all those oases of perfection that make up art - to compensate for the rudeness and materialism of life. — Fernando Botero

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I'm a tireless worker; I don't consider painting a work, it is not an obligation, I do it for pleasure; I haven't found anything that amuses me more than painting. — Fernando Botero

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In art, as long as you have ideas and think, you are bound to deform nature. Art is deformation. — Fernando Botero

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An artist is attracted to certain kinds of form without knowing why. You adopt a position intuitively; only later do you attempt to rationalize or even justify it. — Fernando Botero

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Man needs spiritual expression and nourishing ... even in the prehistoric era, people would scrawl pictures of bison on the walls of caves. — Fernando Botero

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I often think about death and it saddens me to leave this world and not be able to paint more. I love it so much, — Fernando Botero

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Sculptures permit me to create real volume One can touch the forms, one can give them smoothness, the sensuality that one wants. — Fernando Botero

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A painted landscape is always more beautiful than a real one, because there's more there. Everything is more sensual, and one takes refuge in its beauty. — Fernando Botero

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I create my subjects somehow visualizing them in my style. I start as a poet, put the colors and composition down on canvas as a painter, but finish my work as a sculptor taking delight in caressing the forms. — Fernando Botero

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I work more now perhaps because I know that there is so little time left. — Fernando Botero

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The richness of an artist is the fusion of influences that have shaped his life and work. — Fernando Botero

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Art is a spiritual, immaterial respite from the hardships of life. — Fernando Botero

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When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting. — Fernando Botero