One of the most prominent works of literature from the Spanish golden age, the tales of Don Quixote and his aid Sancho Panza. Quixote believed the real world was enchanted and treated the most banal instances he came across as though he was a knight faced with magical happenings. My artwork aims to recreate the madness and magic he believed his reality was.

"Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle,
Quixote fought with an enchanted moor.
Luscinda was lost to the duke’s son,
And Pancho remained a balloon.

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle,
The magic was over too soon.
He still tilts at windmills at the break of dawn,
And the sane madman was labelled a goon.”
- Akshita Gandhi

Don Quixote I

“Don Quixote I”

Photograph
Mumbai

Don Quixote II

“Don Quixote II”

Mixed Media on Canvas
2.7 ft (V) x1.11 ft (H)

Agamemnon’s Reverie II

“Agamemnon’s Reverie II”

Photograph
Mumbai

Don Quixote III

“Don Quixote III”

Mixed Media on Canvas
2.7 ft (V) x1.11 ft (H)

Don Quixote VI

“Don Quixote VI”

Photograph
Mumbai

Don Quixote IV

“Don Quixote IV”

Mixed Media on Canvas
1.11 ft (V) x 2.7 ft (H)

Don Quixote VII

“Don Quixote VII”

Photograph
Mumbai

Don Quixote V

“Don Quixote V”

Mixed Media on Canvas
1.11 ft (V) x 2.7 ft (H)

"Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle,
Quixote fought with an enchanted moor.
Luscinda was lost to the duke’s son,
And Pancho remained a balloon.

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle,
The magic was over too soon.
He still tilts at windmills at the break of dawn,
And the sane madman was labelled a goon.”
- Akshita Gandhi