Toro Tarantino

Some weeks ago I had been asked to design a bullfight artwork for a 2 by 6 metres wall of a restaurant in the Philipiines.

The owner said:

“The whole feel of the restaurant is very Quentin Tarantino-ish…”,

this is why the painting was created in that style

Toro Tarantino - by MIki

Cuadro taurino designado para un muro de 2 metros por 6 metros, en un restaurante de las Filipinas.

El dueno queria un cuadro en el estilo Quentin Tarantino.

 

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and in many different forms in my FAA Gallery here:

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Lost in Light – Perdidos en la Luz

Lost in light and dust… this is what I tried to represent in my newest bullfight painting. The bullfighter, almost a ghost, behind his cape.. and the bull, almost disoriented, blind fighting against all these elements…

Just another bullfight artwork for people who, like me, love the yellow and pink cape.. and for the tenderest souls, who like bullfight, but don’t like blood. Among my clients quite often I hve some asking me:

“we want to buy one of your bullfight paintings… do you have any without blood?””

Toroscape 55 – by Miki

(Pastel and Digital Art – Pastel y Arte Digital)

Perdidos en la luz y el polvo… eso es lo que he tratado de ensenar en mi ultimo cuadro taurino. El matador, casi un fantasma detrás de la capa.. y el toro, casi desorientado, ciegamente luchando contra todos los elementos.

Una pintura para los aficionados de la capa amarillo y rosa, como yo. Tambien para los almas mas tiernas,  losque aman la corrida, pero quienes no quieren ver sangre. Encunetro a muchos de esos dentro de mis clientes. me dicen:

“Queremos comprar un cuadro taurino suyo.. tiene algún sin sangre?”

 

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

Si alguien quiere comprar un Giclee print de este cuadro, se puede hacer directamente online en mi FAA Galería aquí:

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Bullfight Art for Girls – Arte Taurina para Chicas

Another Toroscape in impressionist style, and involving the pink & yellow cape.

A bullfight painting more for girls I would say…  🙂

 

Toroscape 54 - by Miki

Une nueva pintura taurina de la serie “Toroscapes”, en estilé impresionista. y ensenando la capa rosa y amarilla, que tanto me gusta!

Un cuadro para chicas, creo!  🙂

 

 

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

Si alguien quiere comprar un Giclee print de este cuadro, se puede hacer directamente online en mi FAA Galería aquí:

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Bring out your inner bullfighter!

Sometimes I really wonder for what my bullfight paintings are used. I have many examples, but one of the most marking ones for me was one day a young boy contacting me, wanted to use one of my bullfight paintings for his marching band by some event. As always, I was promised to get a photo of the T-Shirt, and of the band by the event, but as always, I did not get anything. I often wonder how fast people forget their promises, and generally their good manners on the net…

Luckily there are still people who know how to behave. The best example was a business man from the UK, who bought an original bullfight painting of me, and the copyright outright, in the intention of using it as the logo of his new company. The man was kind and respectful from the very beginning, we developed a nice relationship and we are still in friendly contact from time to time, him informing me about the progress of the company.

THIS, I LOVE!

Anyway, 2 weeks ago I was asked for the permission to use  following painting for a flyer for an event at the Crescendo Club, apparently somewhere in Ontario   (www.clubcrescendo.com). Asking what it was about, I received following answer

“This is the 10th in a series of events from around the world including Brazil, Greece, and Mexico. We bring in DJ’s of the certain ethnicity and play music with the nation’s cultural influence. In this case, for Spain, we will put up the Spanish flag around the club and wear themed Spanish outfits. We cater these events to people who appreciate the music and culture of the featured country.”

 

So people who will attend the event, i wish you a great time there. And don’t be scared to bring out your inner bullfighter, our world needs courageous and crazy people!

And if somebody is interested in buying a Giclee print of this painting, called “Seeing Red”, it is available in different sizes and on many different supports in my FAA Gallery here:

 

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Why so much yellow

After my last blue acrylic bullfight painting , I urgently needed to go back to my favourite colours which are yellow and orange. Sometimes I decide to force myself to completely change my palette of colours, just to make sure that i don’t get stuck in one direction. The world is much too big and too rich to stick to one colour, style, technique, theme, etc… which has often the effect that some people tell me that i should focus! God, i hate it when they come with that! Why in hell should I focus on anything? I love painting, I want to paint everything and in all possible ways and colours! So called art critics would day that to find the own personal style is artistic success, I would say it is artistic death!!!

But as I said, I just love warm colours, and it is hard to change it. And how happy I am when I have made a cold colour exercise, to come back to my wonderful yellows! Then I use them a lot, as you can in my new bullfight painting!

100 x 50 cm - Acrylic on Canvas - by Miki

The original painting is available for sale in Miki’s Mart.

The painting is also available as Giclee print on different supports and in different sizes. There you go:

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If I have to die, I would like to fight to the end…

When I got up this morning and checked my mails, I had the wonderful surprise to get two great comments (from the same person though) on my Youtube bullfight paintings video. Normally when I see that there is some comment about my bullfight art, I first take a deep breath before I read it, being used to get insulted, you know,  “I haven’t got a soul, I should be thrown to the beast myself, etc…”, stuff like that. Of course, i also get the opposite mails, wonderful mails telling me hoe great my bullfight paintings are. And in fact I have a great circle of clients around the world. But still, I could do without these hate mails and comments.

 

Anyway, here they are, the words from today, written by tchetcheibiza :

This is one of the most brave things ever. Every one is afraid when a dog attack in the street, now imagine your self been face to face with this beautifull animal, the bull, like 500kg – 1ton of pure muscle and explosive energy, he can just run over you break your bones and smash you to the death. The rush of adrenalin would be incredible, the courage shown by those men are amazing. thumbs up, spanish finest!!”

and

“Let me ask something, Every one says: Is better die fighting than let them kill you. I think in this way too… if I have to die, I would like to fight to the end. So why in the fuck sake people are against bullfightings? The ox will be killed anyway if they dont use it on a bullfight. You all that are against this should stop eating meat. Most of animals for food are created without the adequate space,imagine yourself been born inside a prision just to when you grow up become food for some one.”

Amour Toro – The Banner

I have been asked about the Banner, I use for this blog. Well, it is painted by me, Miki (www.bullfightart.com and http://www.artmiki.com), and it was the result of some art experiments involving a classical painting of me in watercolour, and some digital art. Surprised by the results which I found quite attractive, I made a whole series of bullfight artworks in this technique, called “The Toroscapes – Bullfight in Digital Light”. The The Banner is a part of “Toroscape 18”.

The painting had to be cropped and distorted for the sake of the required banner dimensions, but for those who are interested, here is the full painting

Toroscape 18

As a result of the technique, this artwork is only available as Giclee print, digital print or poster in many different prices and on different supports.

Please contact me at miki@bullfightart.com if you are interested.

You can also purchase a print directly online in my Fine Art America Gallery

 

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