Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Theater Archive

Today, I FINALLY went to the Berkeley Art Museum. All caps just screams finality.

I’d wanted to go since the first few weeks of school, but I never got around to it. I wanted to check out the place, take a look at the art and wonders inside.

Of course, Fernando Botero’s Abu Ghraib series was also on display in the BAM, as it’s commonly called. Botero was the artist I chose for my senior year AP Spanish artist biography final. His artwork is distinct – his figures are all very, very fat, a satirical representation of the ultra-rich.

His Abu Ghraib serious was conceived after he read about the scandal when it broke several years ago. The incidents inspired him to employ is signature technique to the modern-day military.

I also saw artwork by Ahmet Ogut, Ari Marcopoulos, and some others. But the main reason I decided to visit today, in the midst of my studying for UGBA 10 module exam tomorrow, was because today was the last day of the Botero exhibit.

What I saw shocked and amazed me. I’m not going to show the more violent images, but you can find his collection online.

And here are some other works of art I saw. All in all, a good visit and a good break from studying.

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