TITLE: Don Quixote
ARTIST: Marshall M. Fredericks
ABOUT: Cervantes' "Don Quixote de la Mancha" is a masterpiece of world literature. It is as equally well known and loved today as in 1605 when Cervantes wrote it.
Cervantes glorified knight-errantry with his parody of the romances of chivalry, Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza roamed the Spanish countryside in search of adventures.
Fredericks' original sculpture from 1938 relays the whimsical quality of Don Quixote in his expression, posture, and in his method of modeling. The form is highly stylized and hard-edged. The surface is smooth and there are few details. The Main Exhibit Gallery displays two versions; this one in bronze and another in nickel-plated bronze.
LOCATION: Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan