Friday, March 25, 2011

Collage 353

Ah yes, the virginal Natasha - all hot and overcome by the attentions of the the Countess Bezuhov's scoundrel brother, Anatole! Tolstoy's descriptions of a young woman's sexual awakening are so nuanced and detailed - so authentic.
How did he know?! -- Val

Valerie Spain
from page 713-714 of original text
collage, acrylic paint, oil crayon
made 1/28/11
page 568-569 Pevear/Volokhonsky translation

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