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Pablo Picasso ~ The Bullfight: Death of the Torero (1933)


Pablo Picasso
The Bullfight: Death of the Torero (1933)
Oil on panel
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The bullfight has always played an important part in the Spanish pysche, and like many Spainiards, Picasso saw his first bullfights when he was still a child, going with his father and perched on his knee. Indeed, the earliest surviving painting of his is of a picador, the horseman who drives a lance into the bull in order to weaken it before the final phase of the spectacle. He completed it at aged eight.

The bullfight stayed with him throughout his life, a passion not dimmed by his long absences from Spain. Despite this, it took two visits to Spain in the early 1930s to reintroduce the corrida into his art.

This painting has a companion, completed the same year, Death of the Female Toreador. Picasso in both pieces is concerned with the death of the bull but of the rarer occasion when the matador is fatally gored. He fuses that with the death of the picador's horse/ It is frenetic with death flowing almost off the panel...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: The Bullfight: Death of the Torero (1933) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

Highest & Essential Picasso Recommendations: Ikea Olunda Review/Image >> Buy >> The Dog Art Print Review/Image >> The Owl Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Camel Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Femme Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Dance of Youth Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Petite Fleurs Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Woman Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Drawing Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace II Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Don Quixote, c.1955 Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Trois Danseuses, c.1924 Art Print Review/Image

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