Religion and art: the relationship and interactions

Афанасьєв, Юрій Львович (2015) Religion and art: the relationship and interactions Вісник Маріупольського державного університету Серія: Філософія, культурологія, соціологія (10). pp. 35-40. ISSN 2226-2849

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It is known that for a long historical period art was closely associated with religion. Many stories and images were borrowed from religious mythology, art works (sculptures, frescoes, icons) included into religion cult. Interaction between religion and art is particularly relevant in our time, especially when seeing growing interest in religious objects. This is a very positive development, because it helps us better understand their meaning and value in the cultures of Orthodox countries, particularly in Ukraine. Orthodox cult objects are a part of our national cultural heritage. But interest in these works is accompanied by negative facts – a large number of them illegally exported abroad. Furthermore, many religious objects were destroyed in Ukraine, especially during totalitarianism, and many artifacts were exported for sale in the post-communist time. So, very relevant is the reflection about the influence of religion on art and art to religion. Do they interact with each other? Is there art with religion or religion stems from art? Perhaps, no religious objects are works of art? The author of this publication tries to give their response (thought) on these questions. Author thinks that the main purpose is religious objects to using artistic means to direct the mind and feelings of people who pray in the direction of the supernatural. Therefore, the fate art is largely dependent on being treated in this supernatural religion. It should also be noted that religious art objects and art go hand in hand, interact and interpenetrate. Each work of art is an idea of the author, the object of cult is part of religion, but esthetic elements also appear.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: religion; art; subjects of cult; icon
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у наукометричних базах > РИНЦ
Статті у журналах > Збірники наукових праць
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут мистецтв > Кафедра образотворчого мистецтва
Depositing User: Тамара Ростовцева
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 08:47
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 08:47

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