Some sort of pressure must exist, an artist exists because the world is not perfect.
Tarkovsky's magnum opus is his most personal movie. A spiritual experience, an allegory for every artist's dilemma: lack of faith.
While the boy didn't know any secret of making a bell, he had faith. Even in Stalker the element of faith was prominent,
The main thing is, you must believe.
The idea of an artist not knowing and going into his work blindly when it could result in death is extremely powerful. This inspired Rublev to continue painting & create his…