Manet’s The Dead Matador is, in fact, a reworked image from a larger composition. Manet got all ticked off because he received a bunch of negative reviews from the Salon. (Some people compared the bull in the background to a mouse because the dude was so large and looming in the foreground.) So, what any normal guy would do, Manet cut the damn canvas and drastically reworked the dead matador and the bullfight into two separate works.
Nice. Because you know what? There’s really nothing more special than burning a bridge, only to build two new ones…very similar to my dating persona lately.