Melancholia

Yesterday dianajhale published a beautiful post showing spring sketches inspired by nature and by Andrei Tarkovsky. Her post led me to discover the Polaroid’s of Tarkovsky, which I haven’t seen before.

It was a remarkable discovery; Tarkovsky’s wonderful melancholic images struck a chord, still reverberating.

If I were to explain why these pictures hit my heart, I would say something about their way of making the everyday into a poetic experience, the way they are underlining the mysticism of the ordinary, touching upon the beauty of sadness

But maybe I’d rather not say anything at all –

Never try to convey your idea to the audience – it is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they’ll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it.

– Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky was born in Zavrozhie on the Volga in 1932. In 1960 he graduated from the Soviet State Film School with his first film The Steamroller and the Violin. He made five more films in Russia: Ivan’s Childhood, 1962, Andrey Rublyov, 1966, Solaris, 1972, Mirror, 1978 and Stalker, 1979. In 1983 he made Nostalgia in Italy and his last film, The Sacrifice, was made in Sweden in 1986. He died in Paris on 29 December 1986.

a tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Harold Rhenisch says:

    You’re right! These are incredible. Thanks!

  2. Kim says:

    beautiful photographs, the colors are beautiful.

    (i recently stumbled upon a beautiful essay, i think you might find it interesting: http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2013/03/08/a-visual-approach-to-syntactical-and-image-patterns-in-annie-dillards-pilgrim-at-tinker-creek-essay-images-anna-maria-johnson/)

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you so very much! Much appreciated!

  3. Kim says:

    geeeez.
    everything was beautiful.

  4. dianajhale says:

    Love your selection and thanks for the mention too!

  5. K. T. Brambergs says:

    What a rich texture of mind

  6. Sigrun, What beauty! Thank you, Micheline

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