Surrealist Bullfight “The Mills”
- medium HAND COLORED ETCHING
- edition 42/100
- size 26.00w x 20.00h in
- created 1966
Inspired from Picasso’s “Tauromachie”, these etchings epitomize Dali’s style with their burlesque touches. Bishops are seen blessing macabre parades, where the bull ends up in a grand piano, while a hallucinogenic matador, like a sad clown, gazes at the audience. Parrots and fish turn into toreadors, while a burning giraffe, a lion or a statue stand in the arena. Lastly, a huge monster coming out of a television set devours the whole scene.
A catalan theme revisited by Picasso, then “dalinized”, the “Surrealist Bullfight” is seen as a ghoulish, delirious farce.