February 2016 - Guanajuato Mexico
I showed a few photos from the Don Quixote Museum here. But there was so much more to show.
The novel Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha, was written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age in the Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. It has been the inspiration for a wide array of cultural adaptations.
Before we arrive at the museum we pass the Cervantes libray.
Outside the museum.
Hidden in the corner is a statue of Cervantes.
Once inside this is the first image in the gallery on the left.
Octavio Ocampo (born 28 February 1943 in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico) is a Mexican surrealist painter. Octavio Ocampo is one of Mexico's most prolific artists.
The courtyard of the museum.
There is an incredible mural in another room, but I am saving it!!
Along the stair case more murals.
A stunning wood carving.
Lining the hallway.
The room of ceramic sculptures of Don was the most impressive. The photos don't do it any justice.
Closeup of the book at the bottom.
Outside San Roque Church.
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The Ocampo painting's my favourite. They certainly take Quixote seriously!ReplyDelete
So much to see! Love all the art work.ReplyDelete
There is almost too much stuff here for my poor brain to take in...I am half sick and just cannot enjoy this to the fullest. So, so much here that is neat and interesting. And I have not even clicked to expand the view yet!ReplyDelete
Jackie, thanks for posting about this museum. I didn't know there was like this was in Guanajuato. Makes sense since every year they celebrate the Cervantino. We Spanish speakers have to thanks Cervantes for our language. With his Don Quijote, he establish Spanish as a literary language and because of that it flourished. I was thinking about that yesterday since I was reading a piece about Alcala de Henares, his birthplace.ReplyDelete
I find the links between Spain and Mexico intriguing. Lots of photos to enjoy here.ReplyDelete
I had no idea! Incredible art and sculpture! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous museum! I'm overwhelmed by the many ways in which Don Quixote is depicted. Amazing art.ReplyDelete
Great tour, thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!
I had no idea that Don Quixote had inspired so much art and so much love. It is still on my TBR pile - seeing all this adoration makes me think I should read it sooner rather than later :-)ReplyDelete
I love, love, love Don Quixote. I would love to go here and see it all.ReplyDelete