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Онтолошко-гносеолошки погледи на лепоту у Византијској естетици
Ontological-epistemological views of the beautiful Byzantine aesthetics

Author(s): Nataša Vilić
Subject(s): Epistemology, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Middle Ages, Ontology
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci
Keywords: Byzantine aesthetics; beauty; epistemology character art; ontology of light; being and non-being;

Summary/Abstract: The paper approaches the ontological-epistemology aspects of the beauty of Byzantine art. Byzantine aesthetics and Byzantine art are unjustly neglected in the history of aesthetic thought. Christian aestheticians have an ambivalent attitude towards art. Because, Byzantine painting represents reality show based on the Christians view, where absolutizs a new dimension of spirituality and aesthetics deriving from the ontological-epistemological positions. The phenomenon of beauty in Byzantine art is primarily deposited in epistemological components, where everything is directed to the knowledge of the truth. In Byzantine art beauty has, above all, spiritual character; it does not have a classical aesthetic dimension, but primarily because the ontological character is recognized as one of the innumerable divine energies and of phenomena. The Byzantine painter makes an effort to realize the creative transformation of matter into a unique experience community and relationship with God, who volatility of the world beyond the ontological light that is converted from non-being into being.

  • Issue Year: 5/2015
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 113-124
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian