Bullfighting has always been a passion of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. Actions devoted to these battles are displayed on many canvases of the author. But the most famous is the Bullfight. The picture, like many others, is painted with rich, sweeping strokes. The attention is immediately attracted by the contrasting combination of delicate sand and bright scarlet. People in the stands are depicted using large colorful strokes. Although, if you look closely, it can be noted that not many shades are used: all the same sand, scarlet and rich blue.
The picture seems to be divided into two parts by reflection of the shadow. In the sunny part of the picture, the bullfight is still going on. The bull and a flap of red fabric are clearly visible, and people are depicted in blurry blue-brown colors. On the dark side, the action is practically suspended, in the center lies a wounded bull, each of the people is already distracted from the process and is busy with his own affairs. Only one of them observes actions in the other direction.
Spectators in the shaded half are painted in dark colors, only in some places large red fiery strokes are clearly visible. Confident strokes accurately convey the texture of the sandy surface, on which all the main actions take place. Despite such a clear symbolic division of the canvas, it seems incredibly sunny. And the use of a small number of shades in no way reduces its brightness and saturation.
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