Monday, August 15, 2011

Collage 496

Napoleon is getting his ass kicked by the Russians. It takes him all day to realize that. Finally in the afternoon:

"In the slowly dispersing powder smoke over the whole space through which Napoleon was riding, horses and men lay in pools of blood, singly and in heaps. Never yet had Napoleon or any of his generals seen such horror, so many men killed on such a small space... Napoleon rode out to the height of Semyonovskoe and saw ranks of men in uniforms of a color his eyes were not accustomed to. These were Russians."

Lucy Arrington
from page 247-248, volume 2 of original text
collage, acrylic paint
made 4/29/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 800-802

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