Art & Film: Rembrandt/Tarkovsky

kino-obscura:

From the canvas to the cinema.

David Liu | 21 January 2013

imageThe Return of the Prodigal Son (Rembrandt, 1669; oil on canvas)

imageSolaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)

In the end: a dog, a father and a son. Like the works of Rembrandt, Tarkovsky’s adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 science fiction novel reveals a consummate humanist at work — an artist for whom the individual search for redemption transcends the realms of faith and waking consciousness.