Irina Radosavljević

One Reflection on Icon: Ontology and Ethics

pages: 141-144

Abstract

This text represents one brief meditation upon ontological and ethical implications of orthodox iconography. It is inspired by Fra Angelico’s fresco of Saint Peter the Martyr and attempts to demonstrate that the goal of iconographic presentation is not to offer moral instructions or models for our behavior but to point out the fact that man in communion with God conquers death. Having that knowledge and realizing the possibility of participation in that victory is the only true inspiration for ascetic effort and sacrificial love.

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271.2-526.62

75.021.333.046.3(450)”14”

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