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Beth Foley
Waiting for Botero, Two Portly Male Figures at a Restaurant, Oil on Panel

1995

$3,000

About

"Waiting for Botero" is Beth Foley's homage to Fernando Botero, the Columbian artist, well known for his portrayal of his subjects in large, exaggerated volume. Beth Foley Waiting for Botero oil on panel 12.50h x 17.25w in 31.75h x 43.81w cm BF0010 Beth Foley Artist Statement People often describe me as a narrative painter. It's easy to understand why: Every painting I've ever done has included people, who I almost always put in some sort of strange, awkward, or ominous situation. Most of the time I capture a moment that occurs somewhere between the onset of a problem and its resolution. In fact, while the literary quality of my work can't be missed, where the things I depict will lead is as much a mystery to me as to anyone else. Mystery, more than revelation, is what piques my curiosity. Each painting takes a great deal of time to complete. Working on panels, I begin with a pencil drawing, over which I apply very thin successive coats of paint, from a dark initial shade through progressively lighter ones. It takes a long time and a great deal of attention, but in the end this approach gives me great control of nuance and allows me to bring each image to crystal clarity. I am a realist but not a photo-realist. It is my intention to depict the character an object or a person, to reveal what makes it unique, which for me is quite different from reproducing images only as they appear.

Details

  • Creator
    Beth Foley (1951, American)
  • Creation Year
    1995
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)Width: 17.25 in. (43.82 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BF00101stDibs: LU55432047733

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