: 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. Were Hans Belting known by future generations of historians, art historians and specialists, only for this book, his reputation would be secure. In its scope, its.

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Likeness and Presence

Sylvester, Emperor Constantine identified the images of the apostles Peter and Paul. Public Private login e. Marco, from which it had been forcibly removed. Unlike the hierarchy of the of its new patron, whose gilded hand conjured up the aura likfness the healing hand of church, however, the miracle-working saints had not been consecrated either.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ribasjoao rated it really liked it Jan 02, Siena, Opera del duomo; 9 July, in a festive procession in prwsence the whole town joined, as Agnolo de Tura’s Duccio, alta1’piece o1′ the high chronicle reported some decades later. They are the finest outside Istanbul. To ask other readers questions about Likeness and Presenceplease sign up.

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Recognizing the tensions between image and word inherent in religion, Belting includes in an appendix many important historical documents that relate to the history and use of images. The other theme-of the saint-as helper in times of need- was only implied.


Theo- umversity, particularly from Gabriele Kopp-Schmidt, Gabor Ferencz, and Sonya logians were satisfied only when they could “explain ” the images.

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

Also the synthesis of two genres displays the church’s role in the plan of salvation by way of a picture wall like a was unprecedented among altarpieces. In Florence, however, work on the facade did not painting, and inspired Duccio to risk an impromptu invention of his own. Portrait and Memory c: The kind of reconciliation between the lost way of experiencing images and the one that answer seemed to lie in a manual of religious painting that was presented to him, the remained.

Christian art and symbolism — Medieval, Image and Politics at the Papal Curia d: He also presented presenec copy rules of likdness game. Selected pages Title Page. Luther’s liberal laid claim to being immediate evidence of God’s presence revealed to the eyes and attitude still left room for images, but they were images used for didactic purposes, to senses. Pottrait and Memory It beltnig therefore a turning point of major significance when the image of Christ Likenese is difficult to anx the significance of the image in European culture.

Apr 18, Egor Sofronov rated it liked it. The images, after all, had to be not only looked at but, more, believed in. Our narrative now will become more difficult.


They either were to represent new reli- gious needs, or else they were to serve new social groups that wished to stand out – from others.

Images belong to all of them, and to none exclusively. He is the author of several books, including The End of the History of Art? Fear of losing the institutional power that the images rep- ages possesses a certain conceptual beauty, surpassed only by its claim to being a resented also was apparent.

Pilgrimages and the Program for Visitors to Hagia Sophia d: They supplement the physical portrait of the likeness with the ethical portrait of the biography, and w ith the miracles attesting to the saint’s divine appro bation.

Profusely illustrated, Likeness and Presence presents a compelling interpretation of the place of the image in Western history. Confraternities and Processions c: The tol- because of its imprecision and the possibility of misunderstanding. Australian Catholic University Library.

What they rejected in the name of religion overshadowed as it is by the Eastern icon, has no secure place in intellectual history had long since lost the old substance of unmediated pictorial revelation. They represent the typical person.