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کیمیای هنر 2016, 5(20): 103-115 Back to browse issues page
An Analysis on the Aspect of Art in Fotowatnamehs from the Perspective of Traditionalism
Ahmad Reza Ebrahimi *
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If we consider Traditionalism in professor Nasr’s interpretation of it, is necessary to distinguish between three kinds of art: 

A) Sacred art which originates from
Divine sphere by mediation of angels, saints or religious leaders. This kind of art is a sign of “Sacred” sphere, that is exactly Divine Kingdom. 

B) Traditional art has some sign of Sacredness (in themes, teachings and characters). But in this kind, human creativity intervenes fully, and it is not correct to say that this kind origins from Divine sphere by holly persons.

C) Religious art simply reflects a religious topic, without any necessary connection with true religious theme and Traditionalism’s principal thoughts. So it is possible for what is being called Religious art in contemporary cultureto be employed and to function as anti-Sacred, anti-Traditional and untrue Religious art, and to remove the memory and legacy of Sacredness.

Now, the question is “which one of these arts corresponds to the art mentioned in Fotowatnamehs, text?” It seems that Fotowatnamehs have not mentioned Sacred art and as it will be argued here, these texts walk between traditional and religious art.

Keywords: Fotowatnameh, sacred art, traditional art, religious art
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/30 | Accepted: 2017/01/30

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