The Instituto Cervantes hosts an exhibition devoted to the writer in which the drawings and cartoons of two of the most important Spanish illustrators, David Rubín and Miguelanxo Prado, reveal the exciting life of the author of El Quixote.
Coinciding with the commemoration of the 4th centenary of the publication of the second part of El Quixote in 2015 and the 4th centenary of his death in 2016, the exhibition offers a dialogue between comic and illustration focusing on The Altarpiece of the Wonders sketch and the most exciting scenes of the life of Cervantes. To do so, Miguelanxo, recreates the physical appearance of the writer and scenes of his life through a realist language, according to the little that is known of his life, whilst Rubín focuses on putting a face on his characters The Altarpiece through cartoons.
The exhibition consists of three parts: the first tells the scenes of the author’s daily life along with the presentation of the characters in the sketch. The second section presents scenes of Cervantes, the writer, coinciding with the action of the theatre play. The third section is devoted to the alter ego of Cervantes and social criticism, as well as the ending of The Altarpiece.
The exhibition has been organised by Acción Cultural Española, the Regional Community of Madrid and the Cervantes Institute.
Free entrance. Limited capacity
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