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Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential artists of his time. He is one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Pablo began to show his genius at an early age. His father, who worked at the school of fine arts and was an artist, helped and prompted him. He was an academic artist and teacher who adhered to traditional and disciplined teaching in painting.
The painting "Picador" was painted when Picasso was only eight years old. She is considered one of the artist’s first works. In it, he reflected his impressions of the bullfight on which his father took him. Bullfighting is a deadly battle between a bull and a man. A bull of full strength and rage is released into the arena, and bullfighters tease him. And then a picador comes out on an armored horse. People with madness scream from tension, sitting in the stands. It is the picador who plantes a pike in the bull and sends the first blood.
The picture most likely depicts the exit of the picador. He confidently sits in the saddle and is ready to fulfill his duties. From him one feels wisdom and experience. This is probably not the first fight of the picador. In the battle of a bull and a man, he saw a mythological symbol that embodies suffering and anger. The drama of this fierce struggle became a constant theme in his work.
Most of the painting is brown. The arena, the spectators, the stands, and the horse are made in dark colors. Dark brown is usually associated with violence. Only the picador's clothes stand out with their yellow color. According to one version, yellow represents risk. And people who wear yellow clothes are energetic, adventurous and active.
Although nothing terrifying happens in the picture, the tension is felt because you know what will happen next. Picasso did not part with his work until the end of his life.
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