Toros * Bull Paintings

 

The Toros series portrays a domesticated animal that has never completely succumbed to human dominance. It retains the elements of it’s innate original strength.

The Spanish fighting bull, this impressive creature bred for it’s courage and character, is for Monica an important source of inspiration. Symbolizing the beauty and mystique of nature, it is an echo of the great Auerochs, the bovine made extinct in the 17th Century, which we now know only from the fabulous cave paintings of Altamira and Lascaux.

For almost a lifetime Monica has been studying bulls and cattle, their nature, their anatomy and the many forms in which they appear. In Spain Monica goes to sketch and to photograph in the fields and mountains, where the bulls mature and spend their lives.

Painting, drawing, or modelling a bull means to visualise it’s being; it’s body and spirit, and what the Spanish call trapio. The bull’s movements and speed, or it’s rock-like steadiness when in rest.

The image of the bull is built in multiple layers of oil paint or pigments.

It takes 2 to 8 months of work, and reworking, until the painting achieves it’s final state.

In any given year, the long period of time required in the creation of a new work results in a scarcity of paintings by Monica being available for acquisition.

all paintings by Monica Rotgans are signed with date

 

 

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studies in charcoal – 2017

  • All works of art on this official website are authentic and original by Monica Rotgans
  • Please be advised there are in circulation illegally copied and falsified Monica Rotgans art works
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paintings for sale

Semental 7 110 x 80 cm, layered oil-paint on canvas. € 6200

Miura 2 layered oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm. € 8500

Miura 2
layered oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
€ 8500

 

Toro Negro 16 Layered oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm., € 8200

Toro Negro 16
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
€ 8200

 

Toro Negro Astifino Layered oil-paint on canvas, 120 x 100 cm., € 8200

Toro Negro Astifino
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
€ 8200

 

Toro Negro - Aleph series layered oil paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm. € 8200

Toro Negro – Aleph series
Layered oil paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
€ 8200

 

Toro y Sol Layered oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm., € 8200

Toro y Sol
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
€ 8200

 

Toro Noble 5 Layered oil-paint on canvas, 120 x 100 cm., € 8200 inclusive steel frame

Toro Noble 5
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
€ 8200 inclusive steel frame

 

Toro astifino 7 Layered oil-paint on canvas, 120 x 100 cm., € 8200

Toro astifino 7 Layered oil-paint on canvas, 120 x 100 cm € 8200

 

Toro Castanño Layered oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm., € 8200

Toro Castanño
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
€ 8200

 

Toro melocotón Layered oil-paint on canvas, 90 x 90 cm., € 5200

Toro melocotón
Layered oil-paint on canvas, 90 x 90 cm
€ 5200

paintings sold

 Toro Entero 18  layered oil-paint on canvas  160 x 120 cm.  € 12.500 incl.  SOLD
Toro Entero 18
  Toro semental  40 x 50 cm, pure Australian earth pigments & acrylics  € 3500   SOLD
  Toro negro 14  40 x 50 cm, pure Australian earth pigments & acrylics  € 3500 SOLD
 Toro Albardado Reseño  oil paint on canvas 100 x 120 cm  € 8400 SOLD
El Rey del Campo 14  layered oil-paint on canvas  100 x 120 cm  € 8200 SOLD
 Toro Negro leventado  layered oil-paint on canvas  100 x 120 cm.   € 8200 SOLD
 El Rey del Campo  layered oil-paint on canvas  60 x 130 cm   € 6500 SOLD
  Toro!  40 x 50 cm, pure Australian ochre & acrylics on board  SOLD
 Toro 16  Oil-paint on canvas, 100 x 130 cm.  SOLD € 8500
Toro colorado  Layered oil-paint on canvas,  120 x 160 cm., € 11.500 SOLD
 Toro Bravo  layered oil-paint on canvas,  100 x 140 cm., € 9200 SOLD
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