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According to Miguel de Cervantes, Miguel de Cervantes is not the author of Don Quixote. Nor was the book written in Spanish. Rather, Cervantes tells us, the true author is Cid Hamete Benengeli, the book was written in Arabic, and … Continue reading
Maruja Mallo: La Verbena [The Festival] (1927)
Joan Miró: Homage to Miró (1973)
In his book Alice in Many Tongues (1964), Warren Weaver spends the last chapter using a curious method to evaluate various translations of Alice in Wonderland. He takes the same passage from each translation—a portion of the Mad Tea-Party—and asks … Continue reading
Honoré Sharrer: Workers and Paintings (1943) I can’t identify all the paintings in this painting. Leave a comment if you can fill in the blanks: Hugo Gellert : Free Man’s Duties (No 4) (1943) Jean-François … Continue reading
Santiago Rusiñol: Novela romántica (1894) ¡Ay! ¡Desgraciadamente no, Elvira! replicó con vehemencia Rodrigo clavando sus rasgados ojos más negros que el azabache en el rostro seductor de su prometida, sobran para mi devoradora inquietud. Ya no comprende vuestro corazón al … Continue reading
Illumination from the Libro de los Juegos, a compendium of games commissioned by King Alfonso X of Castile, Galicia and León in 1283.
Juan de la Abadía (the Elder): Saint Michael Weighing Souls (c. 1480-1495) (source) Note the Devil trying to cheat by pushing down the scale; St Michael doesn’t like this and points his spear threateningly.
Adrià Gual: The Dew (1897)