César Barrio. Autor del cartel de la Feria del Toro de 2019.

Una obra de César Barrio anunciará la Feria del Toro de 2019

La Feria del Toro de 2019 ya tiene cartel y es de César Barrio. Este nombre se une a la excelente colección de carteles que desde 1959 han cumplido con su misión de anunciar la feria entre las ferias torunas. La obra tiene su miga porque te hipnotiza, te come, envuelve al toro y te lleva a la feria de un sanferminazo. No queda duda qué anuncia y quién organiza.

La Casa de Misericordia dejó claro hace muchos años que la feria era del toro y no de los toreros, y en los carteles hace igual; Los carteles son de los artistas y no hay lugar para concursos. La serie histórica es vibrante y de gran calidad, con variedad de técnicas y estilos y a la vez uniforme en el mensaje. Hay de todo y muy bueno con obras de Mariano Sinués (1984), José Antonio Eslava (1967 y 2017), América Sánchez (1987) Joaquín Vaquero Turcios (1968) y Eduardo Úrculo (1986) entre otros. Estos dos últimos autores participaron activamente en la formación de César Barrio que nació en Oviedo en 1971, vivió 13 años en Pamplona y estudió arquitectura en la Universidad de Navarra (1999). Actualmente Barrio vive y trabaja en Madrid aunque realiza estancias en estudios de Lisboa y Viena.

¿Quién es César Barrio?

Para empezar puedes echar un ojo al blog de César Barrio para intuir de dónde le mana el arte. Si quieres algo menos intenso puedes atajar con el resumen de Global Square Magazine. César Barrio es un reconocido artista que destaca por la profundidad de su obra, el sentido que tiene todo lo que hace y la versatilidad de las técnicas que aplica. Por ello, César Barrio colabora activamente con estudios de arquitectura, entre los que destacan las obras realizadas para el Estudio Vicens-Ramos en Córdoba, y se puede permitir intervenciones que le apetecen como la realizada en el espacio Las Catedrales de Aránzazu donde se recluyó dos meses y creó cinco obras de gran formato en homenaje a Gaston Bachelard (Rituales del imaginario).

Barrio buscaba algo distinto y realizó varias intentonas hasta encontrarse satisfecho con su trabajo. Cuenta César Barrio a la web Feria del Toro que el relato de esta obra se basa en dos temporalidades distintas: la plaza como algo matérico y el toro con un trazo más delicado. Nosotros hemos visto un comecocos de Atari de lejos y luego hemos aterrizado. César Barrio lo explica en este video:

Las reproducciones del cartel de 2019 pueden ser adquiridas en dos formatos, al precio de 3 € y 2 €, en la recepción de la Casa de Misericordia de Pamplona, en la Plaza de Toros o través de la web feriadeltoro.com.

Pío Guerendiáin con Cartel de la Feria del Toro 2016

Pío Guerendiáin, author of the Sanfermin Feria del Toro de 2016 Poster

The entity responsible for organizing the Sanfermin Bullfighting Week – the Casa de Misericordia de Pamplona – commissioned Pio Guerendiáin to create the official poster for this year’s Feria del Toro de 2016. The poster is based on a photographic image taken from the corner of Estafeta where Guerendiáin used to own a small store. The typography has been made by architect, Fernando Redón, one of the creators of the first official Feria del Toro poster which had an image of the Running of the Bulls on the streets.

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Feria del Toro 2016. Maite H Mateo.

The Feria del Toro 2016 Sanfermin Bullfights have named the bull-ranches that will participate this year

The Bullfights Commission from the Casa de Misericordia de Pamplona organizing entity have released the names of the bull-breeds that will take part in next summer’s Feria del Toro de Sanfermin de 2016. Perhaps the most important aspect to underline is the return once again of the Cebada Gago y Núñez del Cuvillo bull-ranches. And a first-ever appearance will be made by the Pedraza de Yeltes bull-ranch from Salamanca.

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A Farewell ear for Escribano and little else

Manuel Escribano was the only savable part of an uneven, uninspiring afternoon and all the other “uns” that one might imagine. He did some good work with a noble bull that lost its spirit a bit too early, but which at least merited one ear, including his sword work. He went all out with his second bull in search of a shoulder-high exit, but to no avail, as the bull was not up to it.

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Leave the gate open – El Juli is coming

Even if a draught comes in or the cat gets out, the Running of the bulls main gate must be left open, because El Juli never fails, and every time he comes, he is brought out shoulder-high. And well-deserved too. Yesterday – for the tenth time – he did it yet again. He was awarded an ear for each of his two bulls and he deserved it and showed his worth as always. It was not his best ever afternoon in Sanfermin, but it was enough for the middling bulls that he was given.

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One ear awarded to Eugenia de Mora at a boring afternoon of bullfighting

The sixth afternoon of bullfighting of Sanfermin 2015 began well, with the first bull from the Conde de la Maza bull-ranch.  Eugenio de Mora read his options well and in the end, was awarded an ear for his work. This proved to be the only one of the afternoon that the large attendance – about 20,000 – was to see. Although it has to be said that quite a few spectators on the sunny side were not in a condition to see very much in any case.

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Fandiño is gored and Abellán is carried out shoulder-high

There was a bit of everything at the fourth day of the Sanfermin bullfights.  Miguel Abellán got the lucky break of fighting the two best bulls from the Fuente Ymbro bull-ranch. With skill and expertise, the Madrid toreador managed to fight his bulls well enough to be awarded two ears and be carried out shoulder-high through the main gate of the bullring.   The remaining bulls lacked ‘bravura’ and character and indeed, more than one failed to respond to the cape work.

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Good start, poor finish

The third day of bullfighting in the Sanfermin Feria del Toro week, began at a crescendo – two ears with the first two bulls – a bit of a sweetener, but that is how it usually is in Pamplona- only to quickly decline with the next four Victoriano bulls, which made it impossible for the bullfighters to shine or achieve anything in the way of trophies. The two early ears were for Sebastián Castella and Iván Fandiño, who made the most from getting the two best bulls early to win an ear apiece from these first bulls.

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A Somersault and some ringside applause

The second day of the Sanfermin bullfights proved to be neither good nor bad, but rather the opposite. The bulls were acceptable; the bullfighters too. But it was just not good enough to open any gates or to award any ears. The best toreador was Jiménez Fortes, who got a round of applause as he paraded round the arena after his second bull. Earlier he had received a spectacular tossing that made him do a spectacular somersault but without any further consequences. Diego Urdiales (applause and silence) and Morenito de Aranda (silence and silence), just showed some details, especially the second bullfighter.

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