Friday, April 24, 2009

Don Quixote: The Parliament of Death

Signor Quixote encounters a troupe of actors, set to stage a play called "The Parliament of Death." The actors portray Death, Love, a Demon, an Angel, and the Devil himself. When the figure of Death removes his skull-mask, a second skull is visible behind it. Don Quixote declares his passion for theater, "Since I was a boy I have loved mask-shows, and in my youth I have been ravished with stage-plays." All of Quixote is theater, a hall of mirrors where illusion and reality collide and often switch places.

7 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Very nice illo!

ArtSparker said...

I like the way you used the cool colors of the background with the earthy colors of the foreground. Another good one in the series.

Amy C said...

this is fantastic and perfect for theater

Burt said...

<3 Don Quixote. My favorite book.

Duques said...

A great vision of Don Quixote, one of my favorites books. It's pages are full of fantastic and surrealist adventures like this one. Great lines and colors.

Vhrsti said...

Brilliant work! Love the colors among others!

Juan said...

Excellent work!