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If she gets her way, she will set our whole country in a roar…
Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581
This painting depicts the historical 16th century story of Ivan the Terrible mortally wounding his son in Ivan in a fit of rage. By far the most psychologically intense of Repin’s paintings, the Emperor’s face is fraught with terror, as his son lay quietly dying in his arms, blood dripping down the side of his face.
This is my favorite painting ever and I hereby vow to always share it whenever I come across it.
I have seen this painting in Moscow. It’s absolutely breathtaking in person. So grotesquely beautiful.
1. a flamboyant swordsman or adventurer.
2. a swaggering or flamboyant adventurer.
3. a sword-wielding or armed ruffian or bully.
4. a dramatic or literary work dealing with a swashbuckler.
Etymology: ‘swasher’ (probably of imitative, aka onomatopoeic origin) + ‘buckler’ (Middle English bokeler), alternatively swasher - a term that emerged in the 16th century[ and has been used as a term for pirates and swordsmen ever since. A possible explanation for this term is that it derives from a fighting style using a side-sword with a buckler in the off-hand, which was applied with much “swashing and making a noise on the buckler”.