"Botero keeps a middle ground between what is perceived and what is imagined. He combines a face-to-face vision of things with a reflective relationship. He takes into account the reflection of the thing in the organic eye and considers this reflection, modifying it only to the extent that is compatible with maintaining a relative amount of classical pictorial figuration. He combines the unique point of view on the object with perspective, which is not possible in the classical sense: volume."
Marcel Paquet, Botero: Philosophy of the Creative Act, New York 1992, p. 22