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Sunday, November 09, 2008

el gato. el humongous gato.

Well, it's by Botero, so what did I expect.
The sculpture was bought by the City of Barcelona in 1987, and is called "The Cat of Raval" for its current location in the historical El Raval neighborhood. Here's someone's tourist movie of approaching the Big Cat:

Why such an exaggerated style? Every artist synthesizes the world they see in their own way. In Botero's case it started with a childhood in Colombia and the many Baroque churches in the area. Here's a website on Botero to help you learn more.

That's a fine cat, any way you look at it.


Everycat said...

I rather like Botero's big fat cat. But then again, I am biased towards the rounded. My humans have an artist friend who is very keen on the heftier human form, she says she strives to capture the feel of weight.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

El Gato needs one big litter box. We would go broke feeding him!

curator said...

I like the heftiness of this cat as well, and the openness of its face! Miss Peach, it's nice to have you visit - and always a great pleasure to see WW!

Anita said...

I love Botero´s Art!