Saturday, 11 January 2020

Lex van Lith / Andrei Tarkovsky

Andrei Tarkovsky
still from Stalker

So many shoulders to stand on:
Peter Paul Rubens, how he constructs his paintings.
Frans Hals, all those variations in black.
The silence of Francisco de Zurbaran.
The great Americans: Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning,
(and also a late discovery: Milton Resnick).
Jannis Kounellis: how raw material can tell a story.
Poetry: Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, Dylan Thomas.

Too much to mention actually.
But most impressive: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and Andrei Roebljov.
Films in which you can get lost forever.
Wandering around without going straight for your goal.
As Tarkovsky said: "My ideal spectator watches a film like a traveller looks around in the country he's visiting.”

Lex van Lith, December 2019

Lex van Lith (NL)
170 x 140 cm
oil on linen

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