By Graham Howes
This publication explores the connection among faith and the visible arts--and vice versa--within Christianity and different significant non secular traditions. It identifies and describes the most ancient, theological, sociological and aesthetic dimensions of "religious" paintings, with specific awareness to "popular" in addition to "high" tradition, and inside of societies of the constructing international. It additionally makes an attempt to find, and are expecting, the varieties and features of such artwork in a altering modern context of legal responsibility, modernity, secularism and fundamentalism
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Inthissense the locus of religiosity seems to have partly shifted from the credalandritualtothephysicallysymbolicmode.
Suchreligiousartasthisnotonlyfusedwith butreafﬁrmedsecularbourgeoismorality. ’17 This conscious dismantling of the formal barriers between the sacred and the secular as legitimatesubjectmatterfora‘religious’painting–evenifitwasto degenerateultimatelyintoartworkswhichdidlittlemorethan eitherportrayacovertlyreligiousthemeinanovertlyreligious setting (‘Contemplation’ was a typical title) or depict religious activityperse(‘HerFirstSermon’or‘LateforChurch’)while makingnocredalstatementwhatever–wasaclearindicatorof therelativelyuncertainpassageoftheprocessofsecularisation alreadymanifestingitselfinthisparticularculture.
31 Even today Soviet newspapers and television newssometimescarrypicturesofyoungconscriptsenroutefor Chechnyaﬁlingpast,andkissing,areplicaofthe‘Vladimir’icon profferedbyanOrthodoxpriest. 32 four dimensions Such an argument may provide a powerful and pessimistic counterpoint both to facile aesthetic progressivism (not unknown,forexample,insomecontemporaryclericalcircles)and to the fashionable Jungian heresy (held by some theologians and artists alike) that ‘the archetypes by which spiritual realities express themselves are both available to modern man and constantlyclothedintheformsofmodernart’.