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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

“Daphnis and Chloe” by Victor Borisov-Musatov

Another Borisov-Musatov, this time of a lesser known Greek myth set on the isle of Lesbos.

Two children grow up together. One is raised by a goatherd and ther other is raised by a shepherd. They fall in love, but don't know about kissing or sex. They're separated and live a long series of adventures. Each finds their birth parents who acknowledge them. Then the two are reunited with each other, marry and have a long happy life.

What sets this particular piece apart is that we are looking at the couple from behind as they leave the picture, presumably after they are reunited. Most versions have the figures facing the viewer. But this painting implies that the story is over and the best days of their lives are before them.

I’m a naturist in both senses of the word. Life doesn’t always need clothes. I admire the human body. I hope you can too.

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