Life Imitates Art
The photo bellow is my representation of Anna Karenina, the heroine from Tolstoy’s masterpiece novel, pictured as a porcelain doll that I keep in my collection.
Here is what Fyodor Dostoyevsky had to say about Tolstoy’s first true novel: “Anna Karenina is sheer perfection as a work of art. No European work of fiction of our present day comes anywhere near it. Furthermore, the idea underlying it shows that it is ours, ours, something that belongs to us alone and that is our own property, our own national ‘new word’or, at any rate, the beginning of it.”
“All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
― Leo Tolstoy,
Note: If you click on the beauty above you’ll be able to enjoy her charms in full.
Imitations are all around us, and it is very rarely that one finds genuine articles. When I do, I treasure them, and as for fakes, well, they can’t last long.