Text topic: The Body Aesthetics in Christianity
Text author: Отац Иларион Ђурица
On the example of the iconography of dean Srđan Radojković,this paper studies the aesthetics of the spiritualized body as a new transformed matter, as a specific feature of his icons (paintings). All the bodies painted in his icons speak volumes – in fact they tell stories;in them, images of messianic salvation are contemplated and depicted– as the Kingdom of Christ. In the icons of our dean the lightness of the immaterial body is visualised, released from bare corporality and transformed into divine, sacred spiritual harmony. As the subject iconography is based on established clerical, artistic and aesthetic assumptions, bodies of the saints are depicted as harmonic, balanced and self-delivering. To an extent, this is indeed a new aspect of the iconography in Serbia.