Botero's Fat Ladies
Pietrasanta's current exhibition in the Piazza is South American sculptor Fernando Botero's bronze sculptures of women and animals. Botero is famous for his depictions of obese (the correct art term is 'volumetric') forms - he's not much noticed in the UK but elsewhere in the world he's BIG! He has a house in Pietrasanta and works here quite a lot, alongside his Greek wife, artist Sophia Vari. You either like his work, or you don't. I prefer his drawings and paintings to the sculpture - they remind me of Diego Rivera.
|Europa being carried off by Zeus|
|Two Figures (and two tourists)|
|Woman on Horseback|