Monday, February 14, 2011

Collage 314

When we had our exhibition last year, one magazine writer referred to War and Peace as "bleak." Evidently this writer had not read the book and was perhaps characterizing the likelihood that he or she would ever wade into Tolstoy's grand classic. War and Peace may be a lot of things, but it is not bleak. It ends with a great deal of hope: the war is over and Natasha and her brother Nikolai are growing older and raising their children. The book ends IN PEACE. The suffering and loss that WAR brought are in the past and life continues. -- Otto

Otto Mayr
from page 635-636 of original text
made 2/1/11
collage, acrylic paint
page 505-506 Pevear/Volokhonsky translation

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