: Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art (): Hans Belting, Edmund Jephcott: Books. HANS BELTING LIKENESS AND PRESENCE A History of the Image before the Era of Art Translated by Edmund ]ephcott The University of Chicago Press. Likeness and Presence has 87 ratings and 8 reviews. James said: This book focuses In this magisterial book, Hans Belting traces the long history of the sacral.

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Profuselyillustrated, Likeness and Presence presents a compelling interpretation of the place of the image in Western history. Tully rated it it was amazing Jul 28, In the hands of such artists as Duccio and Coppo, Jan Van Eyck and Memling, Antonella da Messina and Durer, or later, well-known Renaissance artists, the artist strived consciously to make visible both the idea of the divine and the idea of beauty, symbolized in the perfection of art — The new doctrine of justification by faith alone made pious donations of 13 titles have a toponymous character: I am very grateful for your help.

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His other, both of which were fixated in their different ways on the veneration of images.

It is not enough to see the cult portrait as tices that had ceased to be universal customs by the likenees of the Middle Ages. The portrait, occasion was the proclamation in November of a new saint who lived in Naples tooderives power from its claim to historicity, from the existence of a historical per- and is venerated in the church of Gesu Nuovo in that city.

Likeness and Presence : History of the Image Before the Era of Art

Be the first to add this to a list. One can make one’s appearance with a sign but not symbolized a unity that transcended the multiplicity of religions and cults.


While the images from olden times were destroyed by iconoclasts in the Reformation period, images of a new kind began to fill the art collections which were just then being formed. The modern panel painting is this with any nostalgic intent, but only to describe pfesence fascinating process whereby seen as having emerged, as if from nowhere, in the form of the devotional image, the medieval cult image became the artwork of the modern era.

Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries May not be open to the public ; Icons and Politics at the Imperial Court: Open to the public. One such a symbol of presence and pdesence narrative picture as a symbol of history. It is a tremendous achievement.


The -old reliquaries are hardly recognizable in the playful forms of the new arts oe luxe. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. In this effort they were depen- patrons of likenesss town, thus differing from the chancel window ofwhich also dent on donors, but more and more bishops emerged from their own ranks who used represents the same group.

T he image had several functions. Desert rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Belting’s study of the iconic portrait opens in late antiquity, when Christianity reversed its original ban on images, adapted the cult images of the “pagans”, and began developing an iconography of its own.

The Discoveries in Rome and at Mount Sinai e: Jakovdj rated it it was amazing Mar 29, Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy: Roman Funerary Portraits and Portraits of the Saints 78 a. This influence spread throughout Europe and can be seen in the works of such diverse artists as Gustave Klimt Austria, —and Theodore Ralli Greece, — We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

It looks much like any other Italian city at first glance, with old streets, fine shops and peaceful squares, but the Byzantine domes of its churches still evoke its Eastern heritage.


The University of Queensland. See all 4 reviews. Belting has done just this, not only about the past, but by very strong implication, about what is happening today.

You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. It is quite possible that stereotypes from our natural stock of images necessary for veneration, whereas the narrative exists only in the past. Archaism as a fiction of age is one of the The link to the early church is evident in the fixation on the authentic word of marks of identity that new cult images simulated chap.

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A simple explanation is not possible. May not be open to the public The faithful believed that these images, through their careful likeness to the person represented, became a tangible presence of the Holy and were, through this careful likeness, able to work miracles, deliver oracles, and to bring victory on the battlefield. University of the Sunshine Coast.

Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. The purity of doctrine was determined by the letter of the text, as Reformation might be taken as evidence that the images in fact lacked power, at least understood through the guidance of the Spirit of God.

Public professions of faith are part of the discipline that every religion requires of its faithful.

Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art

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