by Fernando Botero | 2012

This work displays a pair of lovers dancing, clearly taking inspiration from the realm of Latin American culture that gives pride of place to dancing (tango). Meanwhile, the simplicity of shapes and materials that he uses bear close resemblance to sculptures from the long-ago Meso-American era. In this one opportunity, Botero also recognizes that his approach to statuary, which he describes as “the art of plump” - ‘fat art’ - also refers to the sculpture of the classical period of ancient Greece, when bodily perfection was consciously presented in the form of an excessivley rounded, plumpness, as seen in the works of Phidias.