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The Descendants of Veronica : Iconoclasm and Abstract Art

  • The Journal of Aesthetics and Science of Art
  • Abbr : JASA
  • 2018, 55(), pp.39-76
  • DOI : 10.17527/JASA.55.0.02
  • Publisher : 한국미학예술학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Other Arts and Kinesiology
  • Published : October 31, 2018

Shin, Seung-Chol 1

1강릉원주대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper critically examines the iconoclastic modern art in relation to image culture, which is derived from vera icon. Vera icon established its position as an image ‘made without hand (acheiropoieton)’ to dispel distrust of the images. It became an object of faith, and justified the iconoclastic impulse, which is inherent in image. Modern Art refuses the formative act to reinforce the imagination of beholder, and it returns to ‘a self-annihilating nothing’ in the form of unpainted painting. The art, however, finds its way to survive in this negativity. With focus on its own medium and iconic activity, it tries to reflect upon itself and its visuality. Through this, the art makes self-destruction as an visual form of self-reflection, and it postpones its end. Stylizing the iconoclastic modern art, the Veronica's image becomes a culture technique, which leads the art appreciation and the image beliefs.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.