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Иконографското пространство (естетика и богословие на иконата)
Iconographic Space (Aesthetics and Theology of the Icon)

Author(s): Galin Penev
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: linear perspective; inversed perspective; aesthetics; theology of the icon; aesthetic form.

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the structure of iconographic space and its relation to linear perspective in Renaissance painting. The author’s main focus is on the aesthetics and the theological sequences of Renaissance innovation in the compositional principles underlying the depiction of sacred images. The emancipation of the senses and the autonomy of art are vivid signs of the secularization of sacred images. The ontology of the image is suspended when the individual point of view in linear perspective becomes a principle of imagemaking. This fact directs the whole attention of the artist to the aesthetic form.

  • Issue Year: XXIV/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 120-128
  • Page Count: 9