Željko Đurić

Ontological Differencies in the Photography and the Icon

pages: 479-494


In this article the author analyzes the photography and the icon, especially the ontological aspects that are related to the phenomenon of time and eternity. Photo shot is, for his distinctly historical character, an indicator and the witness of death as a product of the material and the ephemeral. On the other hand, the icon witnesses the attempt to overcome the historical, pointing to a bright future. The icon is based on the photographic, portrait and historical, but in the background it indicates something beyond. At the end, the author analyzes the similarities between the photograph and the icon, the source for which could be found in their reproductive character as well as in the need for repetition.






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