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Tarkovsky on Art

By April 16, 2012April 13th, 2022Cinephilia, Great Directors

Andrei Tarkovsky

An artist never works under ideal conditions. If they existed, his work wouldn’t exist, for the artist doesn’t live in a vacuum. Some sort of pressure must exist. The artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world. This is the issue in Andrei Rublev (1966).

– Andrei Tarkovsky