07 September 2009
El Toro de Maria Henn (Artist)
Original Art: 120 x 150 cm - this sells for ca. 2000 Euros ask the artist
Artist: Maria Henn www.mariahenn.de/main.html
Bullfighting also known as tauromachy (from Greek ταυρομαχία - tauromachia, "bull-fight"), is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal, some cities in southern France, in which one or more bulls are ritually killed in a bullring as a public spectacle.
Bullfighting traces its roots to prehistoric bull worship and sacrifice. The killing of the sacred bull (tauromachy) is the essential central iconic act of Mithras, which was commemorated in the mithraeum wherever Roman soldiers were stationed. The oldest representation of what seems to be a man facing a bull is on the celtiberian tombstone from Clunia and the cave painting "El toro de hachos", both found in Spain.
music to go with: Pasodoble del Fandi: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FjbOnMLwRY