Space, Time, and Presence in the Icon-Seeing the World with the Eyes of God

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Overview

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 principle of construction of space in the icon. One of the main objectives of this book is to discuss critically the implications of 'reverse perspective', which is especially characteristic of Byzantine and Byzantining art.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction 1

1 The Role of Time in the Pictorial Art 5

2 On Reverse Perspective - a Critical Reading 29

3 Registering Presence in the Icon 63

4 "Seeing the World with the Eyes of God": An Alternative Explanation of "Reverse Perspective" 103

Conclusion 153

Sample Analysis An Analysis of Rublev's Trinity Icon in the Terms, Proposed in this Book 157

Glossary of Terms 167

Bibliography 173

Index 193

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