History of Our World

Instant Light, Andrei Tarkovsky

Posted in Art, Film, Print by R on September 2, 2009

Bagno Vignoni, 1979 - 1982, Andrei Tarkovsky

For many millenia,

man has been striving after happiness;

but he is not happy, Why not?

Because he cannot achive it,

becuase he does not know the way –

both these reasons.

Above all, however,

because in our earthly lives

there must not be ultimate happiness,

but only the aspiration towards it,

in the future;

there has to be suffering,

becuase it’s through suffering,

in the struggle between good and evil,

that the spirit is forged.


Andrei Tarkovsky

Instant Light, Tarkovsky Polaroids

Thames & Hudson



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  1. Vlad Parker-Bell said, on September 2, 2009 at 13:35

    Awesome blog – I wish there were morre like it! Keep up the good work, it would be a shame to see such a wonderful little pet project go down…



  2. Matt said, on June 7, 2010 at 22:28

    Wonderful and thoughtful! Cheers from Chicago.

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