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Space, time, and presence in the icon : seeing the world with the eyes of God

Author: Clemena Antonova
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Ltd., ©2010.
Series: Ashgate studies in theology, imagination, and the arts.
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This book contributes to the re-emerging field of "theology through the arts" by proposing a way of approaching one of the most challenging theological concepts - divine timelessness - through the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clemena Antonova
ISBN: 9780754667988 0754667987 9780754697381 075469738X
OCLC Number: 320622125
Description: xii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The role of time in pictorial art --
The role of time in the visual arts : seeing a picture in the twinkling of an eye --
The doctrine of the purity of art --
The problem of pictorial time in the icon : Florensky and remembering things that happened the week after next --
The problem of time in the pictorial arts Bakhtin's chronotope --
On reverse perspective : a critical reading --
Implications of the term reverse perspective : reverse of what? --
First stage : Florensky --
Second stage : Zhegin --
Third stage : Boris Uspensky --
An alternative view : Karl Doehlemann --
Registering presence in the icon --
The cult of images and Eastern Orthodox identity --
The western position : a critical reappraisal --
Icon and relic --
Real presence in the image --
Classical antique sources --
Christian sources : Byzantine theology of the image --
A modern view : the icon as symbol in Florensky's writings --
Seeing the world with the eyes of God : an alternative explanation of reverse perspective --
A new definition of reverse perspective as a prerequisite for the present hypothesis --
The cubist background --
The theosophical background --
Classical Greek sources on divine eternity --
Christian sources on divine eternity --
Theology through liturgy --
Theology through the arts --
The present hypothesis in context --
Leibniz and the way God sees things --
Schopenhauer and art as a repetition of eternity --
Worringer's eternalization of the object.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in theology, imagination, and the arts.
Responsibility: Clemena Antonova ; with a preface by Martin Kemp.
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'Antonova's analysis of "reverse perspective" in icons goes far beyond the portrayal of space. It goes to the very heart of the matter of how icons have worked for their users over the centuries.'

 
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