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Le message du texte dans le répertoire iconographique: prolégomenes
The message of the text in the iconographic repertorium: prolegomena

Author(s): Stefan Smjadovsky
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: chuch painting; iconography; redundancy or the text; non-linear hierarchy of the texts

Summary/Abstract: Does the text placed beside (in, on) the medieval image double the meaning of the information because of the phenomenon redundancy of the text contributes different by its nature information? What is the non-linear hierarchy of the texts in one image and by what means is this gradation achieved? Is the text message constant (for each separate type of iconography throughout the centuries) and to what extent is it adequate to the image? The point of view of the user – creator and recipient also matters. Who defines the fragment of the text and its place in the image, i.e. who chooses and who decides? What are the criteria for a choice of text regarding the origin and size? Can and should each text be read? Do the text and the image have common features? What happens if a text is not understood? As every sacred text the inscription has significant onoric power. How is it used? Who and how can read the inscription? However, neither art critics, nor historians, nor philologists have so far answers to these questions.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 97-143
  • Page Count: 46
  • Language: French