Astronomical motives in Christian Art

Stojić, Igor and Bon, Edi and Dimitrijević, Milan and Mijatović, Vesna (2015) Astronomical motives in Christian Art. Romanian Astronomical Journal, 25 (3). pp. 225-232. ISSN 1220-5168; 2285-3758 (online)

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In the Christian iconography, there are motives that point to their astronomical origin (e.g. iconography of St. Elias, Archangel Michail, description of Armageddon and Apocalypse...). According to the motives that are present in stories and iconography of St. Elias, it is possible that this myth originated in much earlier times than the times when the Old Testament was written. Mentioning of the bull sacrificing could mean that it originated in the epoch from fourth to second millennium B. C., and that it is connected to the catastrophic event caused by fall of a celestial body

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: astronomy in culture – history of astronomy – astronomical motives – Christian art
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Q Science > QB Astronomy
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 16 May 2022 11:13
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 14:27

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