In which a young noble starts telling the story as to how he came to pay penance in the mountains, but never finishes. The theft of Sancho’s donkey, and Don Quixote feigns madness.
They meet 12 convicts, who Don Quixote frees before they stone him. On the run, they head for the mountains where they come across gold and a dead mule.
The pair grow scared of noises in the night. When they finally investigate, it’s just a cloth mill. They meet with a barber wearing his bowl on his head, which become the legendary helmet.
After being badly beaten by a group of muleteers, the pair stay at an inn to recover. But the night proves a nightmare, and escaping the next day isn’t easy either.
Two major works in his later years: ‘Work’, showing a crowded street in Victorian London, and 12 large murals for Manchester Town Hall.
In which Don Quixote and Sancho Panza attend the burial of a local shepherd who died of unrequited love for a young shepherdess.
Gloves have long been objects of fashion: paintings from Fantin-Latour’s portrait of Manet to Khnopff’s mysterious symbolism.
Starting a new series, looking at paintings of the first modern European novel. With its deep humour, Cervantes’ masterpiece has been extensively painted.
Churchyards and graveyards in the art of William Hogarth, Caspar David Friedrich, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Louis Welden Hawkins, and others.
Telling a story in a standalone painting, and telling one in illustrations, are very different. Examples by Masaccio, Poussin, Crane, Rackham, and Hogarth.