From ancient times icon painting served as a "language for the illiterates" – a special language with its own rules and symbols. For centuries icon painting masters perfected it trying to convey spiritual otherness by material means. That is why icon painting is still considered to be the most difficult and rare art, a combination of the human possibilities and the divine principle.
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Tarkovsky did not quote works of art in his films. He made dialogues with musical, literary, philosophical, and, of course, beautiful works of philosophers. We focus on the works by Leonardo da Vinci, Andrei Rublev, Pieter Bruegel, Albrecht Durer and other masters, who are present in the films and reveal the meanings and ideas of the director's art.
added an artwork Sergey LekontsevAndrey Rublev to the collection
Saved. Icon of the Zvenigorod Deesis Order (fragment)
1410, 158×106 cm
added an artwork Tatyana Somova
The last judgment: Throne prepared. Our Lady, John the Baptist, Adam, Eve, angels, apostles Peter and PaulAndrey Rublev to the collection
The last judgment: Throne prepared. Our Lady, John the Baptist, Adam, Eve, angels, apostles Peter and Paul