The Card Players - 1996
Fernando BOTERO (1932)

Oil on canvas, 118 x 154 cm

Fernando BOTERO: The Card Players

Internationally acclaimed artist from Colombia, Fernando Botero, developed his own artistic style, that has at first been labeled as "Fat people in humorous poses".

Botero produced a series of paintings and drawings entitled The Card Players. In this one the woman is seen cheating by sitting on two cards. This element of cheating is also seen in some of Botero's other works from his Card Players' series.

In the first two color plates the man on the left is seen holding out on playing cards, seen protruding from under his bottom. In the drawing, however, the element of cheating is not present.