“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #13

“Si nuestro teatro tuviese el temblor de las fiestas de toros, sería magnífico. Si hubiese sabido transportar esa violencia estética, sería un teatro heroico como La Iliada… Una corrida de toros es algo muy hermoso”
Ramón María del Valle-Inclán

(Spanish dramatist, poet and novelist, 1866 – 1936)

(“If only our theatre had the shivering of the bullfight feasts, it would be wonderful. If it only knew how to transport that aesthetic violence, it would be a heroic theatre, like the bullfight arena. A bullfight is something very beautiful.”)

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #12

“Existe una identidad entre el amor y el arte, en ninguno de los dos cabe la voluntad.”
Juan Belmonte (Spanish Bullfighter, 1892-1962)

(“There is a common identity between love and art: there is no place for the will in either.”)

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As a passionate artist and a passionate lover, I can only agree and add:

I am a faithful servant of art and love, and this is my freedom.

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #11

“En el toreo hay que hundirse con cadencia, en contraste con el baile, que es elevarse.”
Fernando Domínguez (who ever he is :-) )

(“In bullfight art, one must immerse oneself in cadence, as opposed to the art of ballet, where one must elevate oneself!”)

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Well, it seems quite the contrary to me, here!

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #10

“El toreo es un acto de fe: en el arte, en el juego, en Dios.”
José Bergamín (Spanish writer and poet, 1895 – 1983}

(“Bullfight is an act of faith: faith in the art, in the game and in God.”)

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #9

“Si los espectáculos cultos ponen ante mis ojos un mundo de inmoralidad y una exuberancia de lujo que ciega mis ojos al tocar al corazón, hoy tengo derecho a mis corridas de toros.”
Antonio Peña y Goñi (Spanish composor, music critic and bullfight critic, 1846 – 1896 )

(“If the modern spectacles present me with a world of amorality and an exuberance of luxury which blinds my eyes and pierces my heart, then I have the right to my bullfights!”)

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Considering the era in which he lived, his quote is strangely prophetic and I can only agree wiht it.

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #8

“Si nuestra fiesta nacional fuese la fiesta nacional británica, media docena de matadores de toros serían ya lores.”
Antonio Burgos (Spanish writer and journalist, 1943-)

(“If our National Feast were the National Feast of Britain, half a dozen bullfighters would already be Lords!”)

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Well Antonio, there is more likely to be fighting in the House of Commons, they normally just sleep in the House of Lords!

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #6

“La verdad del toreo es tener un misterio que decir… y decirlo.”
Rafael Gómez ‘El Gallo’ (Spanish Bullfighter, 1882 – 1960)

(“The Truth of Bullfighting is to have a Mystery to tell… and to tell it!”)

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I heard and saw this mystery as I was a little girl…

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #5

“La historia del toreo está ligada a la de España, tanto que sin conocer la primera, resultará imposible comprender la segunda.”
José Ortega y Gasset (Spanish Philosopher, 1883 – 1955)

(“The history of bullfight is inexorably linked to the history of Spain, so it is impossible to understand the first without understanding the second.”)

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I agree with that!

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #4


“… Rosa, Gold

A flush, a flurry

Cape is swirling

The Matador, erect

and in no hurry


Brings “El Capote” down

Amid the dust and sweat

The bull is turning

Maddened, but not finished yet…”

Kev Moore (English Rocker, Poet and Bull in a China shop)

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“Toro 2010″: new bullfight paintings – #3

“Si yo fuese dictador en España, prohibiría las corridas de toros; como no lo soy, no me pierdo ni una.”
Ramón Pérez de Ayala

(“If I were a dictator in Spain, I would forbid the bullfights. But as I am not, I don’t miss one!”)

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Well, I think it is a very funny and honest way to tell a certain truth which many people try to hide…

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Also Please visit my website:

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