The Ingenious Knight of La Mancha and his Cultural Legacy: Four Centuries of Creativity Inspired by Don Quixote: (lecture 2 of 4)
Aneta Georgievska-Shine, professor of art history, University of Maryland
Don Quixote in the Visual Arts: Though Cervantes’ novel did not seem to have a direct impact on the visual culture of Spain, its resonance for later artists is undeniable – from Honoré Daumier to Dali and Picasso. Yet, as we shall see in this exploration of visual reflections upon this novel, the themes it addresses had a great currency among artists of Cervantes’s age, including, most famously, Diego Velázquez.
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