lördag 17 januari 2009

Happy Birthday Don Quixote

Don Quixote, painting by Salvadore Dali
It is 404 years today since "The History of Don Quixote" was published — the first modern novel. It's a book that has inspired many artists and composers — the first image that comes to my mind when I think of the book is Pablo Picasso's Don Quixote, but a search on the web showed many more paintings called Don Quixote. Here are just a few, you can see more at my Swedish blog.
The English translation you can find at Gutenber has illustrations by Gustave Doré.

illustration by Gustave Doré

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, painting
by Andreas Achenbach (1815-1910)

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