"MEDELLIN: PLAZOLETA DE LAS ESCULTURAS" Colombia Things to Do Tip by swesn

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Plazoleta de las Esculturas or Sculptures Plaza is easily accessible from Parque Berrio metro station.

Next to a gorgeous striking building of white and red bricks, the plaza showcases a collection of FAT SCULPTURES by Colombian famous artist Fernando Botero.


The sculptures include disembodied body parts like a fat head, aptly called 'Head', a fat hand, aptly called 'Hand' and several fat beings like a reclining fat woman with a miniscule mirror, a fat boy on a fat horse, etc...

I met a group of graphic art students here one evening. They were doing a project to try and take pictures of a series of very odd curves and lines. It is to train them to zoom down to tiny details and focus on curves and lines. Well, they picked a good spot to try and find these odd curves and lines amongst the sculptures of Plazoleta de las Esculturas.

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  • Written Oct 21, 2007
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