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Thu Jul 30, 2015, 02:22 PM Jul 2015

Art Question

CT Yankee and DU's many fine art historians may know about this painting, "The Throes of Creation" of Leonid Pasternak. The oil-on-canvas post-Impressionist work by the Russian master also is known as "The Passion of Creation."


Do you know where it resides? What do you think of the painting?

I'm interested in learning these things and more about it.

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Art Question (Original Post) Octafish Jul 2015 OP
I like it, I don't know where it is, and DirkGently Jul 2015 #1
Thank you, DirkGently! Octafish Jul 2015 #4
According to this site it's in a private collection csziggy Jul 2015 #2
Thank you, csziggy! Octafish Jul 2015 #3


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4. Thank you, DirkGently!
Thu Jul 30, 2015, 06:04 PM
Jul 2015

You can see the times of Dr. Zhivago in his face.

Even so, one step from my grave,
I believe that cruelty, spite,
The powers of darkness will in time
Be crushed by the spirit of light.

-- Boris Pasternak


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3. Thank you, csziggy!
Thu Jul 30, 2015, 05:58 PM
Jul 2015

I looked and looked, but was unable to learn the answer. I did find this, though, "The Night Before the Examination" by Pasternak:

What an amazing talent, to capture in color what words alone cannot convey.

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