Home > Catalogue > Quaderni di Venezia Arti > Behind the Image, Beyond the Image > Образ юродивого в русской агиографической традиции и проблема визуального
cover
cover

Образ юродивого в русской агиографической традиции и проблема визуального

Nadezhda Gayevskaya    Russian Christian Humanitarian Academy, Saint-Petersburg, Russia    

VIEW PDF DOWNLOAD PDF

abstract

The image of the holy fool is the mental image of Russian culture. The study of the visual in culture allows us to solve the following tasks: to identify the mental visual characteristics and images of both hagiography and iconography, in which the national mentality is expressed; to study the genesis of cultural tradition. The connection between words and images in the cultural consciousness is determined by mental characteristics. The interpenetration is a fact of their internal structure. The word is the protograph and archetype for expressing the image of the holy fool in the image. The image of the holy fool is comprehended by the cultural consciousness from the primary hallucinatory vision to epiphany and sacred knowledge. From mask to face, from face to face, there is a vector of comprehension of the image of the fool. The aesthetics of foolishness (holy fool) has a strong position in Russian culture. The phenomenon of foolishness is mastered in the cultural consciousness from the mental characteristics of the image to the tradition of the image, from the traditional image to the history of the visual.

Published
May 13, 2022
Submitted
Oct. 19, 2021
Language
RU
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-588-9

Keywords: HagiographyAestheticsImageVisualEpiphanyCultural traditionHoly fool

Copyright: © 2022 Nadezhda Gayevskaya. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.