"CHUBBY VIEW" OF LIFE
Colombian artist, Fernando Botero,
is often criticized for his controversial subject matter
(drug lord Pablo Escobar's rooftop killing,
the Abu Ghraib atrocities at Guantánamo Bay, etc.),
but revered and respected for his "chubby view"
on life and classical art.
At the Botero Museum in Bogotá,
his giant canvasses feature whimsical 'fattened' subjects,
including his own self-portrait,
peering around a chubby nude female.
He's even re-done the Mona Lisa
(although she's put on a few pounds.)