• Short Summary

    THE PAST GLORIES OF SPANISH CULTURE WERE RECALLED YESTERDAY (29TH JUNE) WHEN THE MADRID FINE ARTS SOCIETY STAGED A VINTAGE BULL-FIGHT.

  • Description

    THE PAST GLORIES OF SPANISH CULTURE WERE RECALLED YESTERDAY (29TH JUNE) WHEN THE MADRID FINE ARTS SOCIETY STAGED A VINTAGE BULL-FIGHT. IT WAS AN ATTEMPT TO RE-CREATE THE ATMOSPHERE AND SPECTACLE OF THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY WHEN GOYA WAS A REGULAR ATTENDER AT THE BULL-RING.

    IN GOYA'S TIME, THE RING WAS GUARDED UNTIL SHORTLY BEFORE THE TIME OF THE FIGHT, WHEN IT WAS THROWN OPEN FOR ANYONE TO ENTER, TO CATCH THE ATMOSPHERE AND SEE THE SCENE AS THE TOREADOR WOULD SEE IT.

    AND THIS HAPPENED AT YESTERDAY'S AFFAIR. SOCIETY FIGURES WERE THERE TOO IN THEIR CARRIAGES TO CIRCLE THE RING BEFORE GOING TO THEIR RESERVED SEATS.

    THE BULLFIGHT TRADITIONALLY BEGAN WITH THE "SALTO A LA GARROCHA" -THE "VAULT OVER THE BULL'S BACK." YESTERDAY THE FEAT WAS PERFORMED BY AURELIO CALATAYUD. IT IS NORMALLY DONE ONLY ONCE IN THE SEASON.

    THEN THE PICADORS FOUGHT THE BULL. HERE THERE WAS A DEPARTURE FROM THE PRACTICE OF GOYA'S TIME, FOR THE HORSES WERE PROTECTED BY PADDING IN THE MODERN FIGHT.

    FINALLY, THE HIGHTLIGHT OF THE WHOLE SHOW.....THE BATTLE BETWEEN MAN AND BULL AS THE MATADOR ARMED ONLY WITH CAPE AND SWORD STANDS AGAINST THE BULL. THE ODDS OF COURSE ARE BROUGHT CLOSER BY THE BANDERILLAS IN THE BULL'S NECK. YESTERDAY THE FIGHT ENDED IN TRIUMPH FOR THE MATADOR AND DEATH FOR THE BULL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7ITYWFQWCSGW03XLPNULM56MZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ITYWFQWCSGW03XLPNULM56MZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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