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Picador Caught by the Bull (1793) by Francisco Goya

Original price $77.00
Original price $77.00 - Original price $957.00
Original price $77.00
Current price $53.90
$53.90 - $957.00
Current price $53.90
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Print Size: 8" x 10"
Frame Style: Canvas (no frame)
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Picador Caught by the Bull (1793): Goya's Brutal Depiction of Bullfighting, Power, and the Human Condition

Francisco Goya's "Picador Caught by the Bull" (1793) is a haunting and powerful etching that captures the raw brutality of bullfighting, laying bare the interplay of power, violence, and the human condition.

Goya's Technique: Etching the Intensity

Goya's etching technique masterfully conveys the chaotic drama of the bullfight. The bold, jagged lines create a sense of urgency and tension, while the use of light and shadow amplifies the emotional impact. The bull's imposing presence and the picador's vulnerable position are etched into our consciousness.

Beyond the Image: Symbolism and Meaning

The scene depicted in "Picador Caught by the Bull" is not merely a documentation of a bullfight. It is a potent allegory of power and its consequences. The bull represents the untamed forces of nature and the indomitable spirit of the people. The picador, on the other hand, symbolizes the oppressive authority that seeks to control and subdue.

Historical Context: Bullfighting and Spanish Society

Bullfighting was a popular and deeply ingrained tradition in Goya's time, reflecting the complex social and political tensions of Spanish society. Goya's etching captures the spectacle and pageantry of the bullfight, but also exposes its inherent violence and the suffering it inflicts.

Feelings Conveyed: Fear, Pain, and the Fragility of Life

Goya's "Picador Caught by the Bull" evokes a visceral response, stirring feelings of fear, pain, and compassion. The picador's plight exposes the fragility of human life and the futility of power struggles. The etching becomes a poignant reminder of the human cost of unchecked violence and the tragic consequences of societal divisions.

Experience the Masterpiece in Your Own Space

This museum-quality print captures the raw intensity and emotional depth of Goya's original etching. "Picador Caught by the Bull" becomes a powerful statement piece, inviting contemplation on the nature of power, the human condition, and the enduring legacy of violence.

Let Francisco Goya's "Picador Caught by the Bull" challenge your perspectives, provoke meaningful conversations, and remind you of art's ability to illuminate the dark corners of our history and human nature.
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Canvas material Archival-grade polycotton-mix canvas
Stretched? Hand-stretched over kiln-dried pine stretcher bars
Ready to hang? Yes
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Color Guarantee 100+ years color warranty
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