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Quixote in Action

February 14, 2007

After a quick browse through the interweb for artists’s renditions of Don Quixote and the events therein, here are a few of my favorites.

This must be Cide Hamete Benengeli, the book’s “author” (Cervantes claims to be acting as translator only):

 

 

This is very close to how I picture the Don:

 

 

The style of this depiction of the book’s classic scene is very lively:

 

 

Lastly, Dore’s commentary on Don Quixote’s madness:

 

 

 

(Obviously, Picasso’s is magnificent, but it’s wildly popular so there’s no use in pointing this out one more time.)

And finally, this complete set is lovely and whimsical.

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