Unlike the face and hands, feet are usually covered in paintings. There are plenty of exceptions, but even the naked Phryné wore a pair of sandals.
In which Don Quixote has a resounding victory over a Basque escort, then the pair spend a pleasant evening as guests of some goatherds.
In which Don Quixote engages Sancho Panza as his squire; they ride out together to battle against windmills, then attack two friars apparently abducting a lady.
In which Don Quixote thinks he stopped a youth being beaten, gets a beating himself, and ends up back in his bed while his priest sets about burning his library.
In which we learn the cause of his madness, and how he equips himself as a knight. He then ventures forth on his first sally, to get himself dubbed as a knight by an innkeeper.
Starting a new series, looking at paintings of the first modern European novel. With its deep humour, Cervantes’ masterpiece has been extensively painted.
Claude Lorrain’s view of Delos, Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks, several versions of the Flight to Egypt, including one by William Blake, and more.
Paintings and illustrations by Gustave Doré and Walter Crane, two of the 19th century’s major illustrators, and both accomplished painters.
Scenes from Perseus and Andromeda, and Orlando Furioso, by Veronese, Moreau, Burne-Jones, Vallotton and others.
Sphinxes by Ingres and Moreau, Watts’ Minotaur, Blake’s Cerberus, Hieronymus Bosch, and more monsters.