To celebrate the life and work of Dante, a small selection of paintings inspired by the Divine Comedy, and his ‘Vita Nuova’.
A goatherd’s story leads to an almighty punch-up, which is interrupted by a procession praying for rain. Don Quixote disrupts that, and gets knocked down, apparently dead.
Seeing that Don Quixote might discover their deception, the priest and the barber hurry him away in a cage on the back of an ox cart. He still thinks he’s enchanted by a spell.
The man accompanying a Moorish woman tells his life story, how he became a slave to the King of Algiers, then came into contact with the mysterious woman.
The tragic events which drove the young nobleman Cardenio are seen in new light when they meet Dorotea, who becomes an exotic princess with a quest for Don Quixote.
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.