Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Don Quixote"

This is Salvador Dali's original etching of "Don Quixote." This etching was done around 1970. This etching is inspired by the famous work of literature "Don Quixote." Published in two volumes  Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. The medium used for this work is etching. Etching is the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design. I chose this piece because I pass a replica of it everyday when I walk to class in Aquinas Hall. I like how the etching is made. The forms of the figures are not made with distinct lines, but are shaped using only contour lines. There is also a clear horizon perspective. This is also done using lines and smaller figures.

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