• Abstract

    Religious art, a profound expression of human spirituality and ideals, shapes distinctive aesthetic dimensions through the historical interplay between religion and artists. As one of humanity’s oldest and most pervasive forms of spiritual consciousness and world understanding, religion plays a pivotal role in shaping the spiritual realm of individuals. This article delves into the dual function of religious art: it serves religious worship while preserving aesthetic value. The significance of this issue is underscored by the attention it has garnered from contemporary national and international researchers. Their interest stems from the realization that the formation of worldviews and cultural paradigms, which will guide humanity’s future humanitarian progress, hinges on the interaction between humans and culture. This interaction leads to the emergence of a new concept of humans as the anthropological ideal of the 21st century. The article substantiates this model interpretation of personality in religious art. The potential of personal culture in sacred art is assessed using research findings from philosophy, aesthetics, cultural studies, psychology, and art history. The article highlights the artistic and stylistic features of icons depicting holy warriors from the late 14th and early 15th centuries, noting their psycho-emotional impact on individuals. The study seeks to trace spiritual development across history and culture, underscoring the central role of religious art in molding individuals’ moral values over time. The author demonstrates that the role of religious art in the modern era is on the rise.

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Zatsepina, N., Bondarchuk, Y., Studnytska, M., Tsykhuliak, I., & Pisyo, S. (2024). The potential of personality culture in religious art. Multidisciplinary Reviews, 7, 2024spe031. https://doi.org/10.31893/multirev.2024spe031
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