DescriptionIf only it was the last bull fight. The King of Spain and many of the people in Spain consider bullfighting an art form linked to their ancient culture. I consider it the most indefensible form of animal abuse imaginable. Where is the sport and art in bullfighting? Other than the fine clothes and costumes, it's a systematic torture killing that pits a gang of armed thugs against a lone, frightened, and wounded animal. This is a barbaric and cruel custom that should have been abandoned centuries ago.
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was formally trained in traditional oil techniques and later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's up until the late 80's he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York, and presently resides on the west coast of Florida.
Since the advent of image editing software, he has turned more to creative digital hand painted images and photos striving to fuse these into an art form worthy of the distinction traditional painters deserve.
Using HD videos formats, he showcase his digital paintings, poetry, other mixed media images; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.