Saturday, March 31, 2012

Zapata on Jousting

The 16th century Spaniard wrote:
What looks really good is to turn the body slightly at the moment of impact, for better strokes are made this way, and it looks graceful, for anything that stirs movement in an armoured man looks good, since it makes that fantastic figure seem like he is alive, and not just a piece of iron.

Fallows, Noel. 2010. Jousting in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press. p. 391

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