/ by Kyrae Cowan

Originally exhibited in the "Salon of 1864", Paris, no. 1282, Edouard Manet's "Dead Toreador," now of the Widener collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C is here fetishized as it illustrates a defeated man.  The toreador, in tradition, taunting a bull (an animal of nature subjected to human entertainment) by means of, usually his, glorified grace and agility has died after his name Matador de Toros (Killer of Bulls).   

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This is simply the first painting offered from my cache of notable work reminiscent of themes in the video to come.  Stay tuned, it'll be fun!