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ANTHONY WHISHAW - CORRIDA 100 x 300 cms 1955-6 - OIL ON CANVAS - COLLECTION - TATE GALLERY
CORRIDA 100 x 300 cms 1955-6 - OIL ON CANVAS - COLLECTION - TATE GALLERY - ('Corrida' means 'The Running')
Corrida was painted in Madrid whilst I was on a year's Spanish Government scholarship, and it was exhibited in Galeria Abril, Madrid in 1956.

The work reflects my wonderment and thrill on seeing Goya's Black paintings in the Prado, and inspired my lifelong involvement with a long horizontal format. As a young ex-student I was also influenced by Francis Bacon, but the catharsis on seeing Goya's paintings made me want to attempt to reconcile aspects of both these two artists, together with my experience of the bullfight. The painting is also about degrees of fear, expressed by both humans and animals, not exclusively about the implied setting which hints at the bullring.
It is of course a homage to Goya.

Anthony Whishaw

LAST SUPPER 122 x 488 cms1959 - COLLECTION - CHRISTCHURCH, KENSINGTON
LAST SUPPER 122 x 488 cms 1959 - COLLECTION - CHRISTCHURCH, KENSINGTON
>CRUCIFIXION 122 x 152 cms 1956  COLLECTION - CHRISTCHURCH,  KENSINGTON

CRUCIFIXION 122 x 152 cms 1956
COLLECTION - CHRISTCHURCH,
KENSINGTON

TWO MEN EATING 122 x 183 cms 1958 OIL ON BOARD - PRIVATE COLLECTION

TWO MEN EATING 122 x 183 cms 1958
OIL ON BOARD - PRIVATE COLLECTION
PORTRAIT OF DAVID WILLIAMS  52 x 43 cms 1956 - OIL ON BOARD
PORTRAIT OF DAVID WILLIAMS
52 x 43 cms 1956 - OIL ON BOARD
SLEEPING FIGURE 122 x 152 cms 1959 - PRIVATE COLLECTION MAN EATING 76 x 107 cms 1959 PRIVATE COLLECTION OIL ON BOARD


MAN EATING 76 x 107 cms 1959
PRIVATE COLLECTION
OIL ON BOARD
SLEEPING FIGURE 122 x 152 cms 1959 - PRIVATE COLLECTION
TWO COWS 152 x 213 cms 1961 - COLLECTION - ARTS COUNCIL


TWO COWS 152 x 213 cms 1961 - COLLECTION - ARTS COUNCIL
TWO MEN DRILLING 180 x 122 cms 1958  COLLECTION - THE HERBERT, COVENTRY


TWO MEN DRILLING 180 x 122 cms 1958
COLLECTION - THE HERBERT, COVENTRY
ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA 155 x 175 cms 1960 -  OIL ON CANVAS - On loan to THE TAVISTOCK CENTRE


ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA 155 x 175 cms 1960 -
OIL ON CANVAS - On loan to THE TAVISTOCK CENTRE

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ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA II 92 x 122 cms 1962  PRIVATE COLLECTION


ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA II 92 x 122 cms 1962
PRIVATE COLLECTION
PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA 76 x 120 cms 1963 - OIL ON CANVAS
PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA 76 x 120 cms 1963 - OIL ON CANVAS
ROOF TOPS, PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA 30.5 x 60.5 cms 1962 - OIL ON BOARD
ROOF TOPS, PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA 30.5 x 60.5 cms 1962 - OIL ON BOARD