Before and Beyond Modernism: Icons as Art

Before and Beyond Modernism: Icons as Art

Lecture by Charles E. Barber

1 Hour, 12 Minutes

Given on November 22, 2008 at Syracuse University

The icon is both ubiquitous and a highly successful medium for religious art with visual qualities that appear archaic and strange. Yet, it also embodies the comfort of a timeless tradition and can be found in churches and homes of all denominations. Barber will discuss these qualities in light of modernist aesthetics and postmodern theology.  Includes references to Byzantine iconography.

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