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.
5 Replies to “Eye Candy for Today: Cervantes by Doré”
I have always loved his work. Must have had a maniacal work ethic. He stole that jousting mouse thing from me.
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.
Absolutely gorgeous work! I can look at work like this for hours studying the wide variety of line work. Definitely my kind of eye candy!!
I would think Dore would be right up your alley, Melissa!
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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