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Botero: Magic in Full Form

A special exhibition at the Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art

Kim   - 2 min read
Venue : Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art When : Oct 8th - Dec 11th 2022, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Fernando Botero (1952-) is a Colombian artist whose works have gained renown in many corners of the world. The key characteristic of his art is that the subjects in it are depicted in a plump, rotund manner, such as his version of the Mona Lisa below.

Botero's Mona Lisa exhibits the rotund characteristics his works are known for
Botero's Mona Lisa exhibits the rotund characteristics his works are known for (Photo: Melanie Bateman / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

A special exhibition taking place at the Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art will display around 70 of Botero's works, including oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings from different stages throughout his career. The event will be the first time in 26 years that a Botero exhibition has been held in Japan.

Adult admission to the event is priced at ¥1700 on weekdays, and ¥1800 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Getting there

The Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art is located approximately 8 minutes on foot from Higashiyama Station, served by the Tozai Subway Line.

For those who plan to drive, the venue is around 7 kilometers from the Meishin Expressway's Kyoto Higashi IC exit. There are paid parking lots nearby to the museum, but taking public transportation is recommended.

Kim

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