Friday, July 22, 2011

Collage 472

In this scene, Pierre is wandering around before the battle of Borodino. It has never been clear to me why he does this. Everywhere he goes, people stare and try to puzzle out what he is doing. He is not at all military in appearance. Pierre just kind of wanders.

"Beyond Valuevo, the road disappeared into a forest that showed yellow on the horizon. In this birch and fir forest, to the right of the road, the distant cross and bell tower of the Kolotsky monastery shone in the sun."

Lola Baltzell
from page 199-200, Volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 4/15/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 761-762

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