I am not art. I am not here to enlighten you. I was not born to save you - I was born for myself, and it’s myself that I will save.
I really wanted to do a set for the lovely ladies of Hannibal - and to illustrate the disillusionment of female characters as art pieces used only for the development of the male characters.
let me tell you something about dmitri shostakovich
he wrote his music during the soviets’ great purge of art where if the government thought your music was un-russian it was confiscated from you and your life was wrecked because you couldn’t be paid and if it was bad enough you and your family could be captured and even hurt or killed, and they’d take your name off the offensive music
shostakovich was a nervous and twitchy man who was forced to join the communist party to continue composing and it reduced him to tears and he became suicidal thereafter but he continued to write pieces with dedications like "to the victims of fascism and war" about the atrocities experienced at the hand of the soviets
and in case these pieces were confiscated and his name was taken off well
he signed his name to the music
that’s D-S-C-H in german notation for D.Schostakowich
and even though he developed polio and lost good use of his fingers he still insisted on writing all of his own music in his own hand
and if you’re still not convinced, look at the man’s grave
i shall always choose to see | a playlist of russian classics inspired by ‘deathless’
Igor Stravinsky, Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring), 1913.
words cannot describe how bad i want a shirt that says this
shoutout to the people who hate my OTPs and still follow me