Zoo Portrait : Fernando, the Spanish bull
About Fernando, the Spanish bull:
The Spanish fighting bull is a local variety of bull, bred from Spanish bovine cattle through the processes of selection and crossing. Besides being selected for beef and milk production, the characteristic called “bravura” (an aggressive nature) has also been sought for the purpose of bullfighting. The selective breeding of the Spanish fighting bull started in the 15th and 16th centuries in the province of Valladolid.
The average lifespan of a bull is twenty years, but when raised in ranches for bullfighting it gets shortened to only six years.
About Yago, the artist:
Yago Partal (b. 1982, Barcelona) lives and works in Barcelona.
He creates his anthropomorphic images through a painstaking combination of photography, illustration and collage. His intention (in humanising animals) is to make us look again, to see them as "one of us" and not something to be exploited or endangered.
Yago has returned to university to study his passion, zoology. The sales from the Zoo Portraits have enabled him to support a number of wildlife charities over the years, and to work with children to educate the next generation about animal conservation.
Yago Partal is represented by Subject Matter Art, an online fine art gallery based in London. For any questions about his work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This artwork is:
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80cm x 80cm : 50
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