Pablo Picasso - Death of the Toreador (1933)
Painted by Picasso in 1933, he depicts a bull fighting seen, an event popular and cultural in Spain. It shows a matador being trampled and hit by a bull and horse. The painting is done an a surrealist and abstract matter where the shapes and forms on the animals and humans are distorted from reality, such as the horse with the unusually long neck. The matador is shown with purple skin, it could possibly be symbolizing death.The way the body of the three figures move create an emphasis at the center where the matador’s red sheet draws attention to him, it is almost like blood is pouring out. The abstract and surreal approach to the painting adds a feeling of chaos and tragedy to it, as well as the intense value of colours used to create a dynamic and powerful scene.