The pair meet a hidalgo, then a cart loaded with two lions. Despite protests from everyone, Don Quixote insists on facing the lions to show what sort of a man he is.
More leaf-peeping, from Tina Blau and Monet’s poplars on the River Epte, to Paul Nash’s eerie Wittenham Clumps under the moon’s last phase.
Come leaf-peeping with painters from Samuel Palmer in the Weald of Kent, to Julian Alden Weir’s autumn rain.
How well do paintings of the stories of Perseus and Theseus fit Booker’s Seven Basic Plots? As he gives these as examples of Overcoming the Monster, do his stages work?
In the last four years of his life, he concentrated on drawing and printmaking. These paintings were Goya’s farewell.
He started painting popular equestrian scenes and social realist works, but after the Franco-Prussian War turned increasingly to old French history.
From the Flemish artist Paul Bril, to Claude Lorrain, and then through the French ports of Claude-Joseph Vernet to the oil sketches of Valenciennes.
They meet a mysterious knight and his squire, whose boasts about beating Don Quixote de la Mancha don’t ring true. So off to combat.
A banquet with a river god, a pitched battle at his friend’s wedding which turned into a full-scale war, a relationship involving incest, suicide and violent death, and the abduction of Helen – quite the career of a Greek hero.
Every 9 years, 9 of the finest young men and 9 young maidens from Athens were sent to be sacrificed to the Minotaur. Then Theseus joined them to kill the monster.