Spatial-temporal principles of the symbols of Ukrainian sacred art

Authors

  • O. Ishchenko

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32420/1999.11.1024

Abstract

Understanding Ukrainian sacred art is impossible without understanding how ancient Ukrainians felt space and time, transformed and materialized this understanding in signs, the most ancient among which is the circle, square and cross. These symbols are universal spatial and temporal signs that play the role of archetypes and have deep pre-Christian roots and origins. Their original, cosmological essence of the understanding of nature, the desire to convey the divine essence through comprehension of space and time converges the sacred art of the Christian, Hindu and Islamic worlds.

Published

1999-09-21

Issue

Section

Articles