In this series of portraits, Rafael G. Antunes proposes the face as the definer of a space of imagery and emotional action, which appeals to the observer’s contemplation, proposing his own narrative construction, and, simultaneously, inviting him to give a psychological interpretation to each individual represented.

Penetrating a Portuguese cultural manifestation, whose oldest known written reference dates from 1258, and which today (2019) is the target of criticism and attempts of extinction by some political parties and animal rights organizations, evokes a reflection on the need or not of transmutations into the Intangible Cultural Heritage – in this specific case the Portuguese Bullfight – based on collective memories rooted over centuries.