Fernando Botero’s Fat Animal Sculptures

Two of Barcelona’s most photographed sculptures bear the unmistakable hallmark of Colombian artist Fernando Botero. According to Wikipedia the artist’s trademark style is called Boterism and depicts people and animals in “exaggerated volume”.

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The Cat from the Raval

Known locally as either “El Gato del Raval” or “El Gato de Botero” this over-nourished alley-cat was first sighted in the Parc de la Ciutadella park in 1987. It then spent a few years outside the Olympic Stadium on Montjuïc before straying down to Barcelona’s bohemian Raval neighbourhood. In 2003 the cat finally settled down in it’s current location at one end of the Rambla del Raval.

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