Monday, July 16, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Cervantes by Doré

Miguel de Cervantes - Don Qixote, plate 1: A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination, Gustave Dore
Miguel de Cervantes – Don Qixote, plate 1: A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination by Gustave Doré.

On Wikimedia Commons. Note: the high-resolution file linked from the preview image is genuinely high-resolution: 30mb! Detail crops above are at about one quarter full resolution.

I love the tiny knights jousting on mice in front of his feet.

 
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5 thoughts on “Eye Candy for Today: Cervantes by Doré

  1. Charley Parker Post author

    One of the things that staggers me about these super productive artists from the 19th century and earlier is that they didn’t have electricity! Either working by oil lamp or candles or limited to daylight hours.

  2. Peter Kendall

    Thank you for your site.I check it first thing everyday.
    The Dore images are wonderful I spent a day examining them .Absolutely brilliant.In fact it has contributed to a resolution of a technical aesthetic equation I have been working on for decades.
    thanks for being there you are appreciated and valuable.

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