Friday, 8 October 2010

Botero's "Woman Smoking a Cigarette" (1987)


A large nude sunbather, she reclines elegantly while smoking a cigarette. She is a huge work of art in every way. Personally, I think she is Botero's masterpiece. I was thrilled to see her in the flesh (so to speak) at Calgary!

Oh, those impossibly perky breasts!


And those mighty buns of bronze!


A glorious close-up! Be still, my heart!


Is not her chubby foot daintiness itself? *Swoon!*


You can keep your skinny Aphrodites and Venuses. Botero's "Woman Smoking a Cigarette" is the true Goddess of Love!

[These photos come from teh interwebz, not the Calgary exhibit. No photos allowed there, of course.]

27 comments:

faerwillow said...

~indeed she is a masterpiece...perky breast...those could serve as weapons!! she is gorgeous and her coloring is beautiful...i can only imagine what it was like seeing her in person....aaahhhh...thank you so for sharing her...much l♥ve and light to you and yours~

mxtodis123 said...

I love it. This is a 'real' woman.
Mary

Jeanne said...

Amazing how Botero imbued such sexiness in this statue. And seeing it through your eyes didn't hurt either.
Though I still like his paintings better!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yeah, those young, perky breasts! -Hehhhhh- I'm too jealous to do anything but "turn green". -pout-

LOL.

Btw, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

turquoisemoon said...

luv her!!! The chubby foot stands out...oooh and the perky breast! ha ha ha! Thanks for sharing...

Winter (Domestic Goddess) said...

There is a cuteness to her that I can't quite explain. Love it, and thanks for sharing!

madtexter (corey james) said...

I guess that would be called 'bootylicious'. The love that she's holding a cigarette. It give a bit of humor to the sculpture.

Judy said...

Never liked the term 'perky'...probably because it never fit me...

Wendy said...

Oh she is beautiful! I'd love to feel her sensual body...gorgeous :)

laughingwolf said...

ab fab job, indeed! :)

Travis Erwin said...

Great now Sir Mix-A-Lot is stuck in my head.

RA said...

Beautiful! Pity I can't touch the surface from here.... :)

Jabacue said...

Down Girl! I learn so much from your blog. Thanks.
Jim

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello....am still traveling but finally have decent WIFI.....first of all thank you for my recent kind award....it is almost impossible to do lengthy posts as we stop along the road sometimes I'm lucky sometimes not.......Botero.....I love botero.....it was the first piece of art that I purchased for my daughter when she moved into her first apartment.

That sculpture is magnificent.

Xo

Jo

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

I love it! I never saw that one! When I was in art studio not taking pictures, my camera phone made a huge clicking picture sound- I was soooo embarrassed

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

makes you want to smack her on the ass don't it.

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mistress maddie said...

LOL,LOL,LOL! aS BEAUTIFUL AS THE PIECE IS, IT MADE ME CHUKLE ALSO! A very intresting art work.

Intuitive Goddess said...

I love it! Such Playfulness!
Thank You for sharing & opening me up to a wonderful artist!!!
Blessings!

Leviathan said...

When my uncle was alive and a young man, someone took a picture of him at the beach in a similar pose, cigarette in hand, appropriately clad of course. He liked the picture so much he added it to the letterhead of his stationery (back when people used to buy personalized stationery). For that reason this reminded me of him...no coincidences.

Blueberry said...

I wonder what she's thinking about? Maybe just thinking of having another cigarette... ;-)

Rue said...

Va va voom! Now how do I get 'the girls' to stay up like that? Very perky indeed!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Now if that isn't a real woman!!!
And a gorgeous woman at that.

Little Messy Missy said...

I LOVE rolls!!!

submerina said...

I am salivating. I have a *small* obsession with the female figure and the more exaggerated, the better. Yes, those buns ::grope grope:: >:D Do you think they'd kick me out for fondling the exhibits?

Wendy said...

Oh Bless, a Goddess body just like me, she is wonder and beauty in her curveracious scrumptious-ness and it makes me want to run my hands over her.. and kiss the artist just 'cause I can. Thanks for sharing this here something I wouldn't have got to see otherwise..