El Retiro de Los Toros

Today I went to our wonderful local Gallery “El Retiro; and gave the owner the painting I did to celebrate my last bullfight painting exhibition there on the 28th of January 2011. If you want to see photos and read about the show, just browse back a little bit in this blog. The painting is called “El Retiro de Los Toros”.

The original idea was to show me leading bulls into the Retiro, as a symbol for my art show. Then I thought of adding a little bit more mystique and mystery into the painting. This is why I am now sitting on a white horse, -is it me or is it a nun from the church behind? – leading the 6 bulls saved from their death in the afternoon bullfight into El Retiro. Now, this all sounds nice and peaceful and animal-friendly, but when you look at the painting, you might wonder what will happen to the bulls inside El Retiro. There is a bright orange light, red stains also, it almost looks like creatures of fire… one of them even looking like a matador opening his cape to welcome the first toro.. well, this is all free to interpretation and to imagination!

And if you look really closely you will even see the eye of God somewhere there…


El Retiro de Los Toros - by Miki

Acrylics on canvas – 60 x 60 cm – 2011


Curtis Helm was very happy to receive the painting, and I am glad that he liked it!

Curtis Helm, Miki and El Retiro de Los Toros

Acrílico en lienzo – 60 x 60 cm. 2011

He pintado este cuadro, llamado “El Retiro de Los Toros” para conmemorar mi exposición de pinturas taurinas en la nueva galería de arte de Turre, “El Retiro”.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. curtis helm
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 14:46:49

    yes i do like it very much, i will treasure it always, its not every day one gets a painting from a distinguished artist.

  2. Pamela Allegretto Franz
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 16:43:14

    Curtis looks very pleased with this painting. As he should be. It’s wonderful. I’m sure he will treasure it always.

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  4. Joël
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 18:52:54

    Oh… Miki, quelle superbe idée que ce tableau ! Et j’aime l’interprêtation que tu en donnes. Avant de lire le texte, j’avais bien pensé que c’était toi qui menait les toros ! 🙂
    On comprend sans peine le sourire heureux de M.Helm, c’est superbe.

  5. Miki
    Feb 25, 2011 @ 19:12:45

    Thanks everybody!

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