Monday, May 3, 2004

You've probably seen a painting or two by Francisco Botero, a celebrated Colombian painter. His subjects over the years have been both the peasantry and the aristocracy of Colombia, portraying them as slightly comical and more than a little well-endowed of flesh. In the last few years he has turned his eye to the travails of his 'paisanos,' rendering Colombia's more than forty year old guerilla war and its effect on her people over those many years through his work.

The NY Times has an article and audio slideshow on his efforts.

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