A man dresses as the goddess Kali to bless the people of the village.
Portrait of the Frankland Sisters, John Hoppner, 1795. Oil on canvas.
William Etty, ‘Hero, Having Thrown herself from the Tower at the Sight of Leander Drowned, Dies on his Body’, exhibited 1829
[ Artwork by: Natalia Smirnova. ]
People have often asked me what the Zone is, and what it symbolizes, and have put forward wild conjectures on the subject. I’m reduced to a state of fury and despair by such questions. The Zone doesn’t symbolize anything, any more than anything else does in my films: the zone is a zone, it’s life, and as he makes his way across it a man may break down or he may come through. Whether he comes through or not depends on his own self-respect, and his capacity to distinguish between what matters and what is merely passing.
Henri Le Sidaner
Andrzej Mazur - ’Fading Love’
oil on canvas.