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The Brothers Karamazov – Dmitri + Grushenka

Posted in Drawings, Non-Commercial by Lorenzo on May 2, 2012

Copyright 2012, Lorenzo De Waele

Reading Dostoyevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov” left a pretty big impression on me, so it ended up translating into a few drawings. This is another of the three brothers, Dmitri, depicted with Grushenka who had a tremendous influence on his actions.

From Wikipedia: “Dmitri is considered to be a sensualist, much like his father, spending large amounts of money on nights filled with champagne, women, and whatever entertainment and stimulation money can buy. […] Dmitiri’s relationship with his father is the most volatile of the brothers, escalating to violence as he and his father begin fighting over the same woman, Grushenka.”

“Grushenka inspires complete admiration and lust in both Fyodor and Dmitri Karamazov. Their rivalry for her affection is one of the most damaging factors in their relationship. Grushenka seeks to torment and then deride both Dmitri and Fyodor as a wicked amusement. However, after she begins a friendship with Alyosha, and as the book progresses, she begins to tread a path of spiritual redemption through which emerges hidden qualities of gentleness and generosity, though her fiery temper and pride are ever present.”

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