8 March-12 June 2005. Coinciding with Barcelonas Year of the Book as well as marking the 400th anniversary of the first edition of Don Quixote, works by eight artists inspired by Cervantes masterpiece are on show at La Pedrera art gallery. The Visions of Don Quixote exhibition reveals the various artists interpretations of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, the central characters from the novel, from the past 300 years. The sardonic eye of William Hogarth marks the starting point, followed by Gustave Dors and Honor Daumiers classic drawings. Running through a extensive series of paintings from the 19th-century purism of Daumier to the modernity of Picasso and the recreation of Cervantic archetypes by the three Surrealist geniuses Salvador Dal, Joan Pon and Roberto Matta. The work of Antonio Saura rounds off the tour de force. While the exhibition is on show the Fundaci Caixa Catalunya is holding a series of events related to the novel and its characters, including seminars and discussion groups. Entrance is free.
Address La Pedrera, Passeig de Grcia, 92. 08008 Barcelona. Open all week. Tel. +34-934845530. The closest metro station is Diagonal.
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Visions of Quixote.
La Pedrera, Passeig de Grcia, 92. 08008 Barcelona. Open all week. Tel. +34-934845530. The closest metro station is Diagonal.
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