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Sight and the Byzantine Icon

Lymberopoulou, Angeliki (2018). Sight and the Byzantine Icon. Body and Religion, 2(1) pp. 46–67.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1558/bar.36484
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Abstract

This paper addresses the sense of sight through case studies drawn from Byzantine art, the art of Orthodox Christianity. Vision is central to Orthodox worship, facilitated by images known as icons. By enabling the visualisation of the invisible divine, the importance of icons is paramount in enhancing the faithful’s religious experience.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 2057-5831
Keywords: sight; Byzantine art; Byzantine icons; Orthodoxy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 56545
Depositing User: Angeliki Lymberopoulou
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 10:31
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 21:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/56545
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