The Original Spanish Siesta
Not For Sale
A painting coming from a reflection during covid. A vivid memory that I cherish and formed me in many ways. Clearly, Spanish culture has a big influence on Peruvian culture; and as a Bustamante the influence is rooted in the name. One vivid memory with my grandfather growing up was watching the savage, but yet elegant world of bullfighting. He loved it, especially the dramatic violent ending. He was quite the dramatic actor and I think he mostly enjoyed that part because of how my grandmother used to cringe and complain about the cruelty of the ending. After years of marriage, love comes in many playful forms and I loved observing this dynamic as a kid. As violent and cruel as bullfighting may be, it’s quite a spectacle. Like Americans love watching grown men knock each other out in the UFC, the Spanish love seeing the bulls deliver a blow to the matador that finishes their elegant dance with the original Spanish siesta if we are lucky.
|Technique:||Acrylic on Canvas|
|Contents:||Animal, Bull, Mammal, Antelope, Wildlife, Buffalo, Cattle, Livestock, Ox|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Unframed Size:||24in x 36in|
Vancouver, British Columbia