Friday, June 02, 2006

a turn in the south (5)















Torero.

22 comments:

alberto mielgo said...

dear NEIL.
This is really a beautifull piece.

little pickaninny said...

Go deh rasta!

william wray said...

Simple, elegant. I like. A crass question from a cretin. What to you think of the polar opposite sport Bull riding?

rupesh said...

Awww, that is awesome!

Elliot said...

Neil.
I have a favour to ask.
Are you able to post these images larger, or are you posting them at original size.
I always feel like I'm missing out that when I click on your images I don't get a nice big one to view.

juanjo nieto said...

esa sombra es la leche
desde Goya no me había sentido tan agusto con las coriidas de toros
MAESTRO, en el sentido de torero

A. Riabovitchev said...

I love this open composition very much!He look's not sure of oneself.;O)

limbolo said...

Bill, we met a few years ago and I remember you as a might testy but certainly not as a cretin.
I've never seen bull-riding rodeo style - apart from the occaisional snatch in cowboy movies and Monty Clift as an accident-prone bull rider in THE MISFITS. If it was available this side of the atlantic I would propably go. I have 2 questions:
What happens to the bull after the ride? Does he go back to the ranch or down to the butcher's block?
Do they bet on Bull-riding? ( They don't on Bull-fighting...We know who is going to win)
P.S. I once saw Recortadores (Bull jumping) in the arena at Arles and hope to see it again. They play a tag-team game in the South of France called Course Camargaise using the long legged, high-horned black bulls of the Rhone delta. They are beautiful animals - as fast as antelope - which frequently jump the callejon and charge around among the inner ring of spectators. It's a rowdy, working-class game, which lacks the baroque style and solemnity of the Corrida but it is hugely popular and very authentic to the region.

Juanjo, gracias.

Andrei, interesting remark.
The torero is seen during the Paseo (the entry of the matadors and their teams of banderilleros and picadors into the arena at the opening of the corrida.)

harmonyinline said...

Very dramatic.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Beautiful man, really beautiful.

delu said...

Qué precioso, limbo.

Alina Chau said...

Love your bull fighting series, lovely inspiring as always!! WOW!! WOW!

A. Riabovitchev said...

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Oscar Grillo said...

Love the shadow. Great aesthetic touch. Thanks for the lovely e-mails you sent me.

limbolo said...

thank you Alkina and Olskar.
The corrida series will continue....I can't help it.

Andrei, what's the problem?

limbolo said...
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A. Riabovitchev said...

No no no no problem at all!:O)You are already answer on my question on previous comment.
It was actually those sandwiches what I eat too much.:O)(with black caviar):O)Please continue the corrida series.

El leo said...

porrrrr favorrrrr.
que trabajo tan pero tan bueno

yo mejor me pongo a pintar casas...

si, me suelo deprimir despues de ver un trabajo como el tuyo.
saludos from venezuela

limbolo said...

Greetings from Limbololand.
Actually, I would like to know how to paint houses.

belinha said...

Hello my friend!!I saw you notice my PAPELUSTRO!!I'm too busy to upload anything for now but I will!!I work with collage and I'm trying to learn Photoshop and Corel...but I do like paper and real ink!!!I have collage to post but I want to write a story to each one so it must wait!!But if you want to check it I have several at www.fotolog.com/papelustro/ and you'll welcome!!!

Best regards!

Mark said...

Beautiful man! :)...the colors are spot on. Actually while I'm here, I should tell you that once upon a time, back at Uli's old haven, Mikey Hirsch gave me a little glimpse at the walls of your office...it was superb some of the stuff I saw there...It must've been about 6 years ago, and you've definitely been an inspiration ever since, I assure you. Long live Limbolo... :)

limbolo said...

Thanks Mark,
Things have slowed down in Limboloand recently. Reason being the improvement in the weather. I am spending more time on patrol with Madam Limbolo than twiddling around on the Mac in my spare time. And there's a movie in preparation which is more absorbing than the last one.