VCU MASC 201 Creative Levi's Project

Idealisms of Practicality (23 of 54)

Weekly Directive:  QUIXOTIC

The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age.  Don Quixote even inspired Pablo Picasso to sketch the Spanish literary hero and his sidekick, Sancho Panza. It was featured on the August 18-24 1955 issue of the French weekly journal Les Lettres Françaises’s in celebration of the 350th anniversary.

Quixotism  serves to describe an idealism without regard to practicality.

Levi’s ‘two horses’ motif was intended to reflect ideals of American practicality.

I thought the two images were so similar yet they stood for two entirely different ideals.  I’m not so sure Levi’s would have appealed to an impractical Don Quixote.


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