Description of The bullfighter
A colorful bullfighting scene where the bull is ready to attack the bullfighter. He is wearing the traje de luces (suit of lights), the traditional clothing that Spanish bullfighters wear in the bullring. The term originates from the sequins and reflective threads of gold or silver. In this painting, the main details are the bullfighter’s jacket (“chaquetilla”) and his pants. Both have been worked with heavy lace painted in gold, gold sequences and beads were attached for a stunning effect. He is wearing deep pink socks and the traditional bullfighter’s shoes and hat. The matador is using his red cape called ‘muleta’ to attract the bull.
The background resembles a bullfight arena. surrounded by a wooden fence and some background greenery..