At many paintings Tyree and I looked at each other and agreed that the scene looked straight out of 100 años de soledad. The bananas leaves behind portraits of stiffly dressed politicians or priests exist in both Garcia Marquez's and Botero's vision of Colombia.
Maternidad y Nuestra Señora de Colombia
La Primera Dama, looks like I imagined Mama Grande in Garcia Marquez's story Los funerales de Mama Grande.
La violación de Europa, In the myth, Europa is taken away by Zeus in the form of a bull. In Botero's version, it seems the bull is subdued by her instead.
Pájaro y Pera
Note: Something really cool about the exhibit is that you can listen to information on your cell phone, for free! Just enter the number given by a certain piece and you can hear commentary on its history and meaning.