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Modest Mussorgsky by Ilya Repin, 2 – 5 March 1881 (Wikiart.org.)

I eliminated my post on the Emancipation Reform of 1861. Although the Emancipation Reform of 1861 had deleterious effects on many Russians, Mussorgsky (21 March 1839 – 28 March 1881) became an alcoholic because extreme behaviour was fashionable in his days. (See Modest Mussorgsky, Wiki2.org.)

However, those who turned to the “worship of Bacchus” did not necessarily become alcoholics. Mussorgsky did, and it led to his death.

Repin‘s portrait of Mussorgsky, the eyes in particular, is one of his finest paintings.

Love to everyone 💕

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The Old Castle 

Une larme (A Tear)

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Above the Eternal Tranquillity by Isaac Levitan, 1894 (Wikiart.org.)

© Micheline Walker
17 November 2018
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