THE CANONICAL IMAGE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE HISTORY OF THE FACE: OVERPAINTING AND RECONSTRUCTION OF AN ICON

  • Raciunaite, T.
Abstract:
After restoration conducted from 2008 to 2012, the so-called image of Our Lady of Lukiskes in the Vilnius Church of St Philip and St Jacob was identified as the Hodegetria of Smolensk, a unique icon attributed to the Dionysius school from the late 15th – early 16th century. In the present research, the process of the transformation of the icon into a Western-style painting is hypothetically reconstructed. The transformation, restoration and research of the canonical image are integrated into the paradigm of the anthropology of the image and analysed using the concepts of the “overpainting” and “reconstruction” of the face, “the real face of an icon” and “a portrait as a similar face” used in the “History of the Face” by Hans Belting.
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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Our Lady of Lukiskes; Russian icon painting; Hodegetria of Smolensk; anthropology of the image
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016
Book number:
3.2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
11-16
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
24 - 30 August, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-77-3
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, 24 - 30 August, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B32/S08.002
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