March 25, 2005

We are pleased to announce the opening of an important new exhibition, called: VISIONES DEL QUIJOTE. The exhibit covers in depth the view, understanding and appreciation of eight artists in the interpretation of well known Cervantes characters. The catalogue (in Spanish language) shows how Hogarth, Doré, DAUMIER, Picasso, Dali, Ponç, Matta, and Saura saw Quijote, covering a period of some three hundred years. Major museums from Europe and the United States have contributed by lending their significant collections. This important exhibition will certainly not fail to be an enormous success with the public.

Daumier, one of the most prolific artists in depicting the theme of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza, did 29 paintings and 49 drawings covering this subject. He is represented in this exhibit with the following works of art:

Don Quijote y Sancho Panza, 1865-1867, (Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA)

Don Quijote , n.d. (National Gallery of Art, Washington, Washington DC, USA)

Sancho Panza, Rest in the country (National Gallery of Art, Washington, Washington DC, USA)

Don Quijote y Sancho Panza, 1855, (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille, France)

Don Quijote y Sancho Panza, 1866-68, (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Don Quijote y la mula muerta, ca. 1864, (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA)

Head of Don Quijote, ca 1870, (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands)

Don Quijote y Sancho Panza, 1864-1866, (Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany)

The exhibition will be open to the public between March 7 and June 12, 2005 at the prestigious Caixa Catalunya in Barcelona. Catalogue in Spanish, 209pp with numerous illustrations. After closing date, the exhibition will travel to Seville to be exhibited under the sponsorship of Caixa Catalunya Foundation at the Exhibitions Hall of Santa Inés.