Andrei and Arseny Tarkovsky: Father & Son

Andrei Tarkovsky was born to poet Arseny Tarkovsky (1907-1989). Arseny Tarkovsky is considered one of the great 20th century Russian poets and was a prominent translator. These are some of our favorite portraits. More will be posted here. Scroll down for a fragment of his famous poem called “Life, Life”.
I am not the author of these images. Thank you Tarun Neo for contributing the third photo and for your constant inspiration.
For a photo for a young Tarkovsky with his cat, click here

AAT© Photo Courtesy of the Sergei Eisenshtein Cinematography Library

Arseny and Andrei Tarkovsky (1930s)-© Photo Courtesy of the Sergei Eisenstein Cinematography Library.

AT_f1Arseny Tarkovsky by Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov (b. 1959-), 1979. Moscow. © MAGNUM photos.

AAT_f2Arseny Tarkovsky and his son, Andrei Tarkovsky, by Russian photographer Gueorgui Pinkhassov (b. 1959-), 1979. Moscow. © MAGNUM photos.

“I don’t believe in omens or fear
Forebodings. I flee from neither slander
Nor from poison. Death does not exist.
Everyone’s immortal. Everything is too.
No point in fearing death at seventeen,
Or seventy. There’s only here and now, and light;
Neither death, nor darkness, exists.
We’re all already on the seashore;
I’m one of those who’ll be hauling in the nets
When a shoal of immortality swims by.”

The many faces of Ivan the Terrible : Original posters.

No introduction needed to Sergei Eisenstein’s “Ivan the Terrible, pt.I ” (1944) & pt.II (1958). Feast your eyes on these posters from all over the world with different artists, some unknown, and several styles highlighting Nikolai Cherkasov‘s terrifying look.

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Ivan el terrible. Argentinian poster. By Osvaldo Venturi.

Ivan the Terrible. Russian Poster. By M. Dulgach.

Ivan the Terrible. Polish posters. By Franciszek Starowisky

an Ilya Khrzhanovskiy film, a Vladimir Sorokin script

© “4” (2005) by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy
Written by Vladimir Sorokin

I know that in theory I should only be posting one image per day but given the sudden shift in visual language in this film, a single photo would be unable to convey its complexity.