HELP ID ARTIST OF VERY COOL, VERY OLD BULL FIGHTING PAINTING

Discussion in 'Art' started by journeymagazine, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I didn't find anything special at the local thrift store today so I stopped at a couple of 2nd hand furniture/thrift like stores - and found this beautiful (to me) old bull fighting painting! (Please don't tell me it's factory art!)
    But the artist's name looks like initials to me? SO I was hoping this is a painting by a famous Spanish artist that someone will easily recognize & tell me who it is?
    Thank you!

    ART PAINTING BULL FIGHTING 1AA.JPG ART PAINTING BULL FIGHTING 2AA.JPG ART PAINTING BULL FIGHTING 3AA.JPG ART PAINTING BULL FIGHTING 4AA.JPG
     
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  2. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

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  3. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    I have a favourite bullfight painting too, (mine is from Ecuador, not Spain) ..I call it "the bull's revenge"
    bullfight.jpg
     
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Huh. There does appear to have been a painter named André Gior. Wouldn't call this "very old" though. Post-World War II, I'd think.

    Debora
     
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Probably 1960s.
     
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I'm curious what age journey would consider to be "very old."
     
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  7. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    I've found several sites listing sales of paintings signed "A. Gior" and the signature looks very similar to the one on yours, @journeymagazine . And some of those sites say the painter's name is André Gior (or André de Gior). However, none of those seem to have identified on their sites who that person was. And to me, this means a lot of copycats, just using artist information they found in other listings.

    Here's one listing where you can see the signature well in the slide show.
    https://www.ebth.com/items/9204562-mid-20th-century-oil-painting-of-clown
     
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  8. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Thanks I found some by him but not with the full name. I liked this one at first because of the look in the bull's eyes.
    PS I'm not sure what very old is - the way I know to tell if a painting is ...older... Is if it has the wood spacers on the back of the frame!
     
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