THE IDEA OF MAN AND DIVINITY IN ANTIQUITY PART II: An idea of man as a metaphysical figure
in Greek Classical art

Sebastian Borowicz 1
1 - Uniwersytet Jagielloński
2014; 15 (4):
ICID: 1138968
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
The article deals with the problem of representation in Greek Classical art. The author
analyses the idea of man from the perspective of the Greek natural tendency to represent
various phenomena in the form of human figure. The notion of idea of man as a metaphysical
figure shall be, however, understood not only as a psychisation of the image but
broadly as the element of the process of antropomorphisation of the surrounding reality
as well as giving human form to various phenomena including transcendent ones, e.g.
the antropomorphisation of the images of gods. In case of the Greek image, an idea of
man understood as a metaphysical figure reveals a man his being through the constantly
undertaken attempt to appear fulfilment. Simultaneously, in the world of senses, this fulfilment
entails the dissolution of the metaphysical secret.
DOI: 10.5604/20842937.1138968

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