Don Quixote

Materials: bronze.

Height: 630 mm.

“The knight of the sad image”, the romantic who was destined to be born out of his time – Don Quixote is a timeless symbolic image, expressing the properties of the human spirit, which is driven by idealism and often illusionary goals. But at the same time, he is also a tragic and profound image of a man who, obeying the call of destiny, seeks to fulfill his dreams, to defend his ideals at all costs.

The presence in the sculpture of Don Quichotte’s guiding star – his lady of heart, Dulcinea de Tobosca – is ironically expressed by the women’s pantaloons on the flagpole. On the one hand they represent the image of the white flag, the symbol of capitulation and unconditional surrender to love. On the other hand, they are like a banner of struggle and victory, which leads the knight forward in battles to defend the ideals and accomplish valiant exploits.

The image of Don Quichotte is made by laconic means without any excessive detailing, but in his appearance we can also read his belonging to the old times, his hope and sincerity in his look. His slightly disproportionately large hands convey the hero’s inner strength, and the glare created by the patina is like the play of the Spanish sun on his clothes.