Sunday, June 04, 2006

Theological Reflections on the Christian Iconology

 Trinity is represented by a triangle in iconology. Circle represents God without beginning or end. Two fingers of Christ represent the two natures of Christ. Square represents the four elements of the creation of the word. Thus in Christianity iconology communicates Christian morals, theological values and truth. Times have proved that Christian art and paintings have communicated the cultural, religious and liturgical dimensions of Christianity well. Faith can be sustained and promoted through the images borrowed from the Bible. In Christian sculpture relationship with God is highly projected. The only concern of the ancient drawings and paintings were to relate God. During the modern period the field of art was mixed with abstract and vague elements of God, were to a certain extent reduced and God was made a more tangible reality.

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