On our 2nd day in Bogata, Columbia, we went to the Botero Museum. Botero is a famous Columbian artist who explored volume and smoothness in his paintings and sculptures. His works are from the 1950-2001. Luckily for him, he was in Europe and Mexico during the violence in the 1950s in Columbia. Much of the art in the rest of the MAMU museum is about protest and violence by other Columbian artists.
He was self-taught but influenced by art he studied in the museums of Europe, New York City and Mexico.
Botero donated 123 of his works on the condition that the museum entrance would always be free and the works must never be traded.
I cannot tell you how beautiful this area of Bogata is, it’s an older part of town with lots of Columbian tourists, artists, hotels and cafes. The climate is cool and rainy, think San Francisco if it were even greener and hillier. We stopped for arepes and then a bar/cafe. Vivian discovered that if she were 19 she could buy pot legally in Columbia. Poor girl is only 18.