Iriney Kulich

Orthodox art as mystery of mans transfiguraton

pages: 201-210


The author argues that there is a great difference between Eastern and Western Christian traditions in art.

In the 13th C. the Western iconography was becoming anthropocentric, whereas the Orthodox remained faithful to the traditional theocentric iconography.

The Orthodox art of the Eastern Church has its special style of expression, which witnesses to the living encounter of the iconographer with the incarnate Logos. The mystical experience of the painter is communicated to those who contemplate the icon. Thus, the divine grace radiating from the icon helps (in the framework of synergy) to transfigure, to beautify spirituality everyone who comes in touch with the holy persons depicted on the icon.





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