Don Quixote (Teno)
|Dimensions||4.6 m × 1.8 m × 3.7 m (15 ft × 6 ft × 12 ft)|
|Location||Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., United States|
|Owner||National Park Service|
Don Quixote is a sculpture by Aurelio Teno located at the northeast corner of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., United States. The sculpture of Don Quixote was a gift from Spain for the United States Bicentennial. In 1993, the Smithsonian Institution's Save Outdoor Sculpture! program surveyed and assessed the work and found that it needed treatment.
Don Quixote depicts a bronze and stone figure of Don Quixote wearing a full suit of armor riding his horse Rosinante which emerges from a jagged piece of stone. The jagged stone is Colmenar stone from Pamplona. Only the front portion of Don Quixote and his horse are visible. The horse appears to be charging forward out of the stone with his head raised, mouth open, and hooves kicking. The left foot of the horse is not formed, intentionally, by Teno. In Don Quixote's hand is a 12 feet (3.7 m) lance of steel. Both figures are loosely modeled and the figures and stone rest on a 66 short tons (60,000 kg) oval base measuring 4 by 5 by 12 feet (1.2 m × 1.5 m × 3.7 m) which was cut into three pieces for transport by ship to the United States.
An inscription on the sculpture reads:
- A. TENO
- ESPANA - 1976
About the artist
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