Marvelous Bronze Sculpture Matador
Matador Bronze Sculpture, After Lobo, 12"H x 10"W x 7"D 18 lbs. This bronze sculpture was produced using the "Lost Wax" casting method. The"Lost Wax" Cast method is the most precise metal casting technique in existence, ensuring exquisite detail of the original host model which is usually sculpted in clay or wax. This "Lost Wax" casting method is an extremely labor intensive and expensive process, but the end results produce a Heirloom Quality Masterpiece!A matador or torero is the main performer in bullfighting events in Spain, France, and other Spanish-speaking countries. He or she is the person who performs with and kills the bull. The role is also called toreador in English (and in Bizet's opera Carmen), but this term (older than torero) is actually never used in Spain or in Latin America. The term torero encompasses bullfighters who fight the bull in the ring (picadores and rejoneadores).Usually, toreros start fighting young bulls (novillos or, more informally in some Latin American countries, vaquillas), and are called novilleros. They can start fighting mature bulls after a special match, called "the Alternative". At this bullfight the novillero (junior bullfighter) is presented to the crowd as a matador de toros. Bullfighting is traditionally a male sport. A very small number of women have been matadors and cavaleiras (in Portugal), a recent example being Cristina Sánchez. Female matadors have experienced considerable resistance and hostility from aficionados and other (male) matadors.