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The Last Matador aka The Last Bull Fighter | Oil on Canvas | 60x48 inches | Sam Roloff 3215
The Last Matador aka The Last Bull Fighter | Oil on Canvas | 60×48 inches | Sam Roloff
Title: The Last Matador aka The Last Bullfighter
Medium: Oil on Canvas
ID Number: 3215
Series: Divorce Series
Year: 2014  painted in Portland Oregon – Flotoma Studios
Photo Credit: Dan Kvitka Photography
Size: 60 x 48 inches
Price: Sold –  Signed fine art prints available
Description: This painting marks the end of  Matador Torero Álvaro Múnera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.

Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer – because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”

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