Abu Ghraib Horrors by Botero

Came across the chilling works of Colombian artist Fernando Botero last night. A friend at Berkeley University forwarded me this link that led me to the moving images of the recent paintings by Botero called Abu-Ghraib

Botero, 73, is the modern master of Latin American art. His cheerful magical-realist paintings are well-acclaimed in the West and feature in major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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  1. These are stunning. I think they are more startling than the original photographs.

  2. Indeed these are more startling because they bring forth the artist’s vision, his repulsion and bitter politcal commentary on this ugly aspect of our contemporary world.

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