Sergei Parajanov | collages

Georgian-Armenian film director Sergei Parajanov started exploring the medium of collage during a lengthy break from his preferred occupation, film director, a pause enforced by the Soviet authorities which included four years in prison. The folk culture, religious iconography, family history and ingenious composition he brought to films such as Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, The Legend of Suram Forest and his masterpiece The Colour of Pomegranates are all apparent in his collage works. These pieces date from between 1970 and 1988. Parajanov died in 1990.

Further reading
Socialist Surrealism

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