Pablo Picasso - Bull (1945)
About Picasso’s series:
“Pablo Picasso created ‘Bull’ around the Christmas of 1945. ‘Bull’ is a suite of eleven lithographs that have become a master class in how to develop an artwork from the academic to the abstract. In this series of images, all pulled from a single stone, Picasso visually dissects the image of a bull to discover its essential presence through a progressive analysis of its form. Each plate is a successive stage in an investigation to find the absolute ‘spirit’ of the beast.”
The Belgian Blue breed of Cattle
(bred for the “double muscle”)
Clyde from Chelmsford
Gilet, Spain: Revellers hang from a window frame to escape a bull with flaming horns during the Fiesta del Toro Embolao.
Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty
Juan Carlos Ulate / ReutersA man wearing a Batman costume gestures towards a bull in an improvised bullring during the annual bullfight festival in Zapote, Costa Rica, Dec. 30, 2010. More than 350 bullfighters participated in the traditional end of year bullfight.Batman vs. El toro at the annual bullfight festival in Costa Rica
- From Costa Rica.com: The event is held at the Zapote fairgrounds in San Jose, and the formal Spanish tradition has evolved somewhat. The bull ring is opened December 26th, and the famous bullfights begin. The runs consist of improvised bullfighters that take their turn jumping in the ring to tease and make fun of the bull. In Costa Rica it is prohibited by national law to kill the bull.
El Toro 1 - from some years ago. *made in Paint
I keep finding things from my old computer that I thought were dust in the winds, so I am posting some personal items here as a vault of sorts. Indulgence, yes, but am using this as a personal foot locker of sorts.
Sometimes, the bull wins
- End Bullfighting in Spain (socialactions.net)
- Naked Animal Rights Activists Rally Against Bullfighting In Madrid (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)