Irina Radosavljević

The Ethos of Icon and Modern Times Art

pages: 55-72


The renewal of interest for orthodox iconography has happened in the period of breaking up of art with its old ideals, in the time of birth of new, modern art that brought new artistic solutions and new philosophical questions. In this work, our concern will be to perceive the place and meaning of icon in that new environment, to observe similarities and differences of orthodox iconography and modern painting, to discuss issues like freedom and authenticity in iconography, and to ask: what is it that makes an icon to be an icon and when does it cease to be an icon.





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