|A view of a room|
|I told you it was a former prison|
|Through the prison gates|
So just admire the beauty of the pieces:
That said, I do know the history of next piece:
|Los Jesuitas en al Batalla de Lepanto. Artist anonymous.|
|I call this one: Security Guard Contemplating a Stone Ball|
|Noisy schoolchildren (are there any other kind?) on the floor above me|
Continuing on, there was more "prehispanic" art on display in the big room:
This room seemed to be a survey of Colombian art, from both the prehispanic and the "hispanic" era of Colombian history:
What era is that piece from? Don't know. But I'd like to have one in my living room.
This definitely is not from the prehispanic era:
|San Sebastian en las trincerhas. Translation: St. Sebastian in the trenches. Ignacion Gomez Jaramillo, artist/|
Continuing, yes, they had Boteros:
As you know, Botero is Colombia's most renowned artist. And all of the subjects in all of his works are fat. Muy gordo.
Yes, even the birds -- even the trees -- are fat fat fat.
But if you want to more Boteros, the Botero Museum in Candelaria is where to see them in Bogotá. But the best place to see Botero's work, including his most famous work depicting the killing of drug lord Pedro Escobar? Medellin.
I took pictures of whatever exhibits happened to catch my eye, No theme here:
|Acción del llano de Santa Lucía. Jose Maria Espinosa Prieto, artist.|
|Above: Sin Titulo (untitled). Luis Felipe Jaspe Franco, artist.|
Below: Murallas de Cartagena (Walls of Cartagena). Jeneroso Jaspe Franco, artist.
Guessing the artists were brothers, given the similarity of time period and surnames.
|Desnudo con Gallo. Pedro Nel Gomez, artist.|
|Palmas del Tolima. Ricardo Borrero Alvarez, artist.|