Sunday, July 18, 2010

Collage 125

This book was not necessarily well-received at the time of it's publication, because it was in part a social criticism. In Part One, Chapter II (page 303), the author describes Nicolai Rostov as quite the man-about-town. "He had a lady acquaintance on the boulevard, whom he visited in the evening." A little later, "He went to balls and into women's society pretending that he was doing so against his will. The races, the English Club, carousing with Denisov, going there -- that was another matter; it was suitable to a dashing hussar." -- Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 257-258 of original text
collage, acrylic paint
made 6/11/10

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