The harrowing

(Photo: l’église Saint-Roch, Paris, by Ian Garrick Mason, 2018)

“The allotted function of art is not, as is often assumed, to put across ideas, to propagate thoughts, to serve as an example. The aim of art is to prepare a person for death, to plough and harrow his soul, rendering it capable of turning to good.”
- Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky

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