The originally Colombian painter Fernando Botero is among the greatest art painters of his generation. Anyone who has seen a painting by him will recognize his style among dozens – due to the voluptuous characters, he is also known as ‘the painter of big people’. Despite his old age, he still takes hold of his brushes every day. Just before the opening of a big exhibition in the Kunsthal Rotterdam, A Quattro Mani created a portrait of him in his studio in Monaco for newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. We met a humble and enthusiastic man, who was as passionate about art as he was in his younger years.