Pair Unusual Abstract Bronze Figures Fernando Botero
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Set on a marble base, this pair of unusual bronze figures depict abstract corpulent faceless figures in the manner of Fernando Botero and date from the last quarter of the 20th century.
The artistry and attention to detail is second-to-none and these unusual bronze figures are sure to create a wonderful talking point in any room that you care to display them in.
This pair of unusual bronze figures are in fantastic condition as can be seen from the photographs provided.
More About Fernando Botero Angulo
Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932, Botero’s diverse work includes still lifes, landscapes and situational portraiture. His paintings and sculptures tend to have exaggerated proportions and corpulent human and animal figures. He explained his fascination with these ‘large people’ by saying ‘An artist is attracted to certain kinds of form without knowing why. You adopt a position intuitively; only later do you attempt to rationalise or even justify it’.
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With bronze figures of this standard it is usually preferable to take a look at them in person. In spite of this we realise that this is not always possible.
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Shipping, Delivery and Return
You are viewing very fine bronze figures which will be needing attentive wrapping and shipping to their ultimate locale - your home or other place. We can pack and ship bronze figures to nearly any place worldwide, but we request that you please call or email for a shipping quote prior to making a purchase so that we can talk about your expectations.
We can deliver to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with these pieces we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return shipping fees for these unusual bronze figures, unless we have wrongly described them in some material way and you do not get what you were hoping for. You must return the items in their original wrapping and condition. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that become payable outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 35 x Width 15 x Depth 12
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 5 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 01632
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