With God and my truth alone

The prayer before facing the bull


Year 2014
Oil on board
180 x 127 cm

The afternoon, embroidered in springtime sevillana flowers, waits for you to proudly walk the sands of the bullfighting arena, hanging from your shoulder.

A private and intimate scene made up of paintings, of the preliminaries that take place in the life of a bullfighter before going out to the bullring of an unforeseeable fortune.

Here is the profile of the illuminated trance of the hunger of Being, of yearnings made prayer, efforts and solitudes, silences and times stopped. Heads and tails of a coin forged with feeling, devotion, and passion.

©María José Aguilar

“They say that, since I learned to express myself verbally, I manifested a fervent and unwavering desire: TO PAINT



Recent works