Friday, July 29, 2016

Don Quixote


It took me a while to decipher this sculpture at the Scottsdale Civic Center.  Against such a busy background it just looks like various pieces of metal.


I finally decided that it's Don Quixote on his horse that is rearing up.  He's carrying his shield and long lance.  Maybe that's even a broken down windmill in front of him.  Anyway, that's what I think is going on here.

12 comments:

Andy said...

Sharon you have an eye for art. That is something I don't have.

Aimeecakes said...

I totally see him on his horse there - very unusual piece!

Karl Demetz said...

Quite a bizarre figure and a bizarre sculpture, Sharon.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think you may be right Sharon, he's rusting up nicely there 😃

Judy said...

I can see that, now that you have pointed it out.

William Kendall said...

He does seem to be tilting at windmills!

Lowell said...

It looks rather like pieces of windmills thrown together by a big wind! :) Good deciphering...I would have given up on this rather quickly. Funny, though!

RedPat said...

From your 2nd pic, I agree with you! Not sure I would have come up with the answer on my own though, Sharon! ;-)

Catalyst said...

Curious art.

William Kendall said...

Regarding your comment at my blog, if you're going to the cathedral on your trip it would be interesting to see if photographing from the same point of view as the painting is possible.

Bob Crowe said...

That sounds correct from what you can see in the photos. But why is the City of Scottsdale representing itself with a doddering and perhaps demented old knight?

Kate said...

Works for me. I keep promising myself that I would reread the novel but haven't gotten around to it yet. I have a statue of DQ that is a constant reminder for me, but I still haven't picked up the novel again.