Fernando Botero

Botero was a Columbian painter and sculptor, born in 1932. His paintings and sculptures are mostly known for representing overly inflated, gigantic, grossly rotund and grotesque figures. No social class is spared by his portraits: cardinals, dictators, historical personages, all are clearly overweight and disproportioned. This effect immediately conveys their opulence, voluptuousness, vanity, and a sense of their constantly being full of themselves…

Some of his bronze statues weigh as much as 10 ton, and have been displayed in major cities world-wide.

Also worth mentioning about his works: round shaped fruits like lemon, appear in almost all of his still-life paintings, and in some portraits of men and women.