Friday, October 28, 2011

Fernando Botero, Via Crucis: The Passion of Christ

Botero's new show at the Marlborough gallery left me absolutely spellbound. Chronicling Jesus Christ's horrific walk to the cross for his impending crucifixion, Botero uses his rich color palette and visceral imagery to depict the act. There are also touches of irony throughout the 27 canvases used in this narrative, such as making Central Park the background image while Christ is hanging on the cross. Click here for more info