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Study on Renaissance

"If we wish to convey the fact, the fact, the fact—that among those billions of brilliant couples in one cross section of what you will allow me to call spacetime (for the convenience of reasoning), one couple is a unique super-imperial couple, sverhimperatorskaya cheta, in consequence of which (to be inquired into, to be painted, to be denounced, to be put to music, or to the question and death, if the decade has a scorpion tail after all), the particularities of their love-making influence in a special unique way two long lives and a few readers, those pensive reeds, and their pens and mental paintbrushes. Natural history indeed!"
- Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor

It is according to these words by Nabokov that I depict this couple. They are Ada and Van from Nobokov's novel, Marguerite and Julien de Ravalet from french History. I am telling their stories, this mythical research on incest. Are they simply strangers? Even though they are alike, are they brothers and sisters? Did their brotherly complicity cross the boundary imposed by society? Are they simply lovers? Brothers and sisters? Perhaps both...
Like so many writers and film directors, I wanted to highlight, to crystallize this ambiguous love.






















 






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