Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blog 8 - The Iconic Earth

A statement that is puzzling to me is that by Foltz which states that; "the aesthetics of Eastern Christianity draws upon a theology maintaining that icons, godly images, can be made by artists because the Earth is fundamentally iconic." This statement, to me, is a powerful one. for it argues that all that is taken from the Earth and molded into something new has some level of holiness associated with it. If that's the case are there different level of holiness? For, if holiness is equal, then the statement can be made that all buildings, architectural designs, are sacred. Or is it that this statement is specific only to iconic art created by the artist? Either, way it is fascinating that the holiness of the Earth is present in all nature.

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