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The Hallucinogenic Toreador

Artist: Salvador Dalí
Medium: oil on canvas
Date: c. 1970

Dali’s paintings tell stories, and this painting is a story of a toreador (bullfighter) and his love for the Venus, both strongly representing masculinity and femininity, respectively.  But their love can never be fulfilled, because the toreador dies, as does the bull (pictured near the lower left).  Continue reading The Hallucinogenic Toreador