The Mysterious Portrait by Nicolai Gogol | A Wicked Story about the Social Greed of a Young Painter
What happens when a young painter, on the brink of economic ruin, comes into a lot of money?
Bork Nerdrum and Jan-Ove Tuv sit down to review Nicolai Gogol’s short story “The Mysterious Portrait”.
Topics from the conversation:
- Tchartkoff stumbling upon the portrait in a picture shop
- Discovering thousand gold coins in the back of the frame
- Giving up the craft to become a high society portrait painter
- Realizing he wasted his talent, he starts destroying other people’s work
- “The Devil” — a usurer destroying the life of all his clients
- Has his portrait commissioned by a religious painter to be “kept alive”
- The painter becomes envious and starts painting evil expressions
- The portrait ruins anyone who possesses it
- “The Devil” is the lack of interest in your work
- People who are afraid are easily tempted by the Devil
- Are you integrated and can you stand on your own feet?
The conversation was produced by Bork S. Nerdrum and assisted by Cassander Straumsgaard and Kristine Onsrud.
The centerpiece was a 19th century reproduction of G. F. Watts’ Hope.
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