Byzantine icon Our Lady of Perpetual Succor (circa 1400)
Katharina Fritsch, Madonnenfigur, 1987
Rauschenberg's Erased De Kooning Drawing, 1953
The Vasari reading for the week is online here. Next class we will
discuss the illusion of light and space.
In class, Tom talked about religious icons, reinterpretations of iconic
practices, and religious and secular iconoclasm. Historically, an icon
was a likeness or representation considered to have a divine provenance.
After the lecture, how would you define an icon today? Can you think
of any examples of contemporary iconoclasm in relation to