Sunday, September 26, 2010

Collage 194

This is the scene where Pierre challenges Dolokhov to a duel. He suspects that Dolokhov had an affair with his wife Helene. It was never clear to me whether that was really the case. I was struck by how foolish this was -- Pierre had never before handled a firearm! He asks his second, Nesvitsky, "Only tell me, where am I to go and where am I to shoot?" he said with an unnaturally meek smile. He took the pistol in his hands and began asking how to pull the trigger, because until then he had never handled a pistol, something that he did not want to admit... --Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 395-396 of original text
collage, acrylic paint
made 8/13/10

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