I would like to present my hand painted oil on canvas painting (recreation) of the artwork CORRIDA - DANCE WITH THE BULL. I made this piece with the same amount of soul and emotion just like the first original painting. This piece is created with oil paint on artistic canvas using my unique technique of a palette knife. The artwork has texture, you can feel the strokes by touching the painting. By purchasing on this site, you are buying directly from the artist Leonid Afremov. I guarantee your satisfaction and the best customer experience.
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CORRIDA – DANCE WITH THE BULL
Dangerous way of entertainment
It is true that nowadays Spain can hardly be imagined without corrida – a risky dance with bulls or the dance with death, as it is believed. This spectacular and dangerous way of entertainment has always been a part of the national culture of this country. Many boys in Spain dream to become a bullfighter when they grow up. And this is understandable. Dancing with the bull performed by the matador is an expression of victory, courage and enthusiasm. During this action you need not only to get away from the bull, but also to act very gracefully. Despite the growing popularity of corrida, we can hear many opposite viewpoints regarding this bullfighting: the defenders of animals are against such kind of bulls torture and thus banned this tradition in some cities of Spain.
A moment of tension
Anyways, corrida will always fire our imagination no matter if we observe it in real, on TV or on such wonderful oil paintings as Corrida – Dance With The Bull by Leonid Afremov. The wealth of colors and strokes on this canvas helps us imagine this breathtaking moment so vividly. Leonid has fairly proved he has talent not only in portrait painting, but also in depicting the bright moments of action, the moments of life. This moment is really full of tension and danger, and though we cannot see the face of this matador just like on any other portrait painting in oil by Afremov, it is easy to notice how subtle and quick this torero is, when making the angry bull pass close by, so that it cannot make any harm to this brave person. Such action requires lots of practice and courage, this matador seems to be a real expert, and we can notice this due to the amazing skills and talent of Leonid Afremov, who managed to capture this moment of bullfight in all its beauty.
Some more facts about corrida
What else do we know about corrida and people making this show so unbelievable and stunning? Here is some general information about this national tradition of Spain:
- Only fighting bulls can participate in corrida, these are the special bulls, which are kept separately and are always taken good care of;
- A fighting bull should reach the weight of more than 900 pounds;
- Matador is a key member of the team, the literal translation is "the one who kills";
- Picador is the youngest member of the team acting with a lance. He is the one to help matador when he is in danger;
Many people all over the world come to Spain to see corrida in real. And though the perception of this show can be different, the fact remains the same – this gorgeous fight between a human and a bull, expressed in a form of a dance cannot leave anyone indifferent. Whatever opinion you may have about this national tradition, such amazing paintings as Corrida – Dance With The Bull will definitely impress you by its uniqueness and color strength.