Articles from 2(4)/2010 – Iconophiles, Iconoclasts and Iconophobes in Visual Culture

L’ICONOCLASME BYZANTIN, ENTRE POLITIQUE IMPÉRIALE ET PROBLÈMES THÉOLOGIQUES

Marie-France AUZEPY

Keywords: Iconoclasm, imperial politics, Byzantine Emperor, historical perspectives

Abstract: This paper shows the difficulties of the historical interpretation of Byzantine iconoclasm: the lack of sources and the prevalence of an iconophile point of view contribute to this matter of fact. The iconoclasm is here interpreted as an imperial politics, adopted because of some changes which... Read More

L’ICONOCLASME ET SON REVERS: NAISSANCE D’UNE PHILOSOPHIE DE L’IMAGE À BYZANCE

Ştefana POP-CURŞEU

Keywords: Iconoclasm, Bzyantine orthodoxy, icon, image theology, image philosophy, Nicaea II, idolatry

Abstract: Dealing with the historical, philosophical and theological problems arisen by the attitude of oriental Christians in front of the power of images, the present article proposes an investigation of the birth of the contradictory theological discussions generated by sacred images and of the... Read More

LA CRITIQUE MARXISTE DU CINÉMA DANS LES ANNÉES ’30. BRECHT, BENJAMIN, FONDANE: ICONOCLASME OU ICONOPHOBIE?

Ioan POP-CURŞEU

Keywords: marxism, cinema, iconoclasm, iconophobia

Abstract: This paper shows that some principles of the Marxist criticism of cinema in the thirties are very close to the iconoclastic attitude towards images (the one manifested in the 8-9th centuries, or in the protestant countries at the “Renaissance”). The critics chosen to illustrate this... Read More

THE ICONOCLASM OF THE NEW ROMANIAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Doru POP

Keywords: icons, iconoclasm, religion, cinema, semiological interpretation

Abstract: The religious imaginary in cinema exists from the very beginnings of the new medium, and the connections are not only narrative, but also at the level of the philosophy of cinema making. The main questions of the author in this essay are concentrated around the ways the visual representations of... Read More

LEVELS OF NARRATION IN COEN BROTHERS’ MOVIES

KASSAY Réka

Keywords: narration, narrative voices, postmodern cinema, Coen Brothers

Abstract: The present paper does not intend to be a synthesis of narrative techniques and solutions in postmodern film. It rather aims to discuss a few cases that raise interesting questions about the classic narration style, reflected in different ways in postmodern creations. Studying the films of the... Read More

QUELQUES REMARQUES SUR L’«ICONOCLASME» DES AVANT-GARDES

Ion POP

Keywords: avant-garde, tradition, iconoclasm, destruction

Abstract: This paper is trying to show the connections between the artistic practice of the avant-garde and the spirit of historical iconoclasm. In their manifests, for example, the artists of the thirties talk very often about iconoclastic attitudes, such as destruction, breaking, refusal of all kinds of... Read More

NOUVEL ACTIVISME ARTISTIQUE OU NOUVEL ICONOCLASME?

Liviu MALIŢA,

Keywords: artist, authorship, activism, iconoclasm, politics, artistic market

Abstract: This paper analyzes the transformations of art during the 20th century, from the avant-gardes to the present days, taking into account the notion of authorship, as well as the great diversity of artistic practices, conceptions, styles and ideologies. It is shown that the contemporary artists, for... Read More

VOIR LA PEINTURE EN ICONOCLASTE: JEFF WALL ET LA MORT DE SARDANAPALE

Julien ZANETTA

Keywords: romanticism, adaptation, photography, memory

Abstract: In the Salon of 1827, Eugène Delacroix presents a painting that will create a scandal: The Death of Sardanapalus. Crudely depicting the death of an Assyrian monarch that decides to destroy his possessions before committing suicide, Delacroix’s work emblematizes the romantic... Read More

BRIEF EXCURSE INTO A WAR ON REPRESENTATIONS

Mihai PEDESTRU

Keywords: pornography, anti-pornography movement, feminism, cultural critique

Abstract: While the hypodermic needle model of media influence has been largely rejected by the scientific community, along with the subsequent characterizations of the media spectator as a passive one, always vulnerable and reacting uniformly to the stimuli injections coming from various channels, in the... Read More

Interview with Florin Şerban

Doru POP

Abstract:   Florin Şerban, the director of the movie If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle, awarded with the Berlin Film Festival’s “Alfred Bauer” Award and “Silver Berlin Bear” in... Read More