The Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla presents the poster of 2017

The artist Carlos Franco Rubio is the author of the work that will illustrate the season 2017 in Seville

The Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla has presented this morning in the Poster Hall of the Maestranza the pictorial poster of the bullfighting season of 2017. It is a work of the Madrid painter Carlos Franco Rubio, who has been accompanied in the act by the Lieutenant of Big Brother of the Real Maestranza de Caballería, Javier Benjumea, also the painter Juan Fernández Lacomba and Pedro Rodríguez Tamayo in representation of the Pagés Company.

Carlos Franco Rubio, born in Madrid, is a renowned painter at the national level who, in order to execute his work, combines digital media with manual means, emphasizing the potentiality of color. He has exhibited his works in distinguished galleries like the Marlborough of Madrid and others of the American continent (Panama, Colombia and Brazil). Admits that: "It was my first bullfighting poster, I have made other posters for the Carnival in Madrid, but not a bullfighting poster."

The artist spoke of what he wanted to convey with this work: "I wanted to put the exterior view of the Puerta del Príncipe, which is what bullfighters think when they are bullfighting. I have also included the river that has entered the square, as if the bull and the bullfighter were reflected in it. It's like a playing card, which has the repetition in the reflection of the figure up and down. "

As for the technique, the Madrid painter explained that it is an infographic with acrylic, adding: "I started from a sketch of a bull painted in strong water a few years ago, I passed it to the computer and used the print on the canvas, Later I spent months painting over, endowing the work with the emotions I feel when I go to the bulls. "

He confessed that he is very passionate about the feast of bulls from an early age, that bullfighting is something inexplicable with words and that his way of speaking deeply of it is painting.