Friday, October 09, 2009

Illustration Friday: Flying -

"Descoloramiento de Los Picadores"
digitally manipulated drawing by Mick Mather
- original drawing by Leighlund Ruth Vincett -

"... after the picador's ruthless blade
and the matador's flying cape,
stands the defeated, head bowing low,
spending the last of his strength,
defiant through the fall ..."
- Mick Mather

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Blogger Mick said...

Translation: "Fading of the Picadors"

8:19 AM  
Blogger John M. Mora said...


10:11 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

John M. Mora:
Not any more.

10:13 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I've been to a bull fight in Spain. No sense in it.

That's a sad pic.

10:25 AM  
Blogger BLACK AND WHITE said...

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12:54 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I agree ... and this was meant to be sad in the historical context where, originally, the picador was the star. The stabbing of the bull with swords, while mounted, was a much more dangerous activity for the horse as well as the rider. Designed to sever or incapacitate certain muscles, lowering the head of the bull was the task to be accomplished; this made for a more dramatic charge for the second billed showman, the matador.

You're more than welcome and right back at ya! I'll be over for another snoop around your digs soon.

3:48 PM  
Blogger layers said...

not a fan of bull fighting or anything involving animals-- apt image to go with the bull's plight.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I'm not a proponent of so-called animal rights. Even so, I agree on the grounds of good stewardship. A further complication resides in cultural mores and differences that make it unlikely that countries where this occurs will do much to curtail the activity.

7:44 AM  

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