On the Educational, Aesthetic and Ethic Benefits of Sacred Art

  • Georgeta Merişor Dominte Sacred Art Section, Faculty of Christian Orthodox Theology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi
  • Marina Vraciu Slavic Unit, Faculty of Letters, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi
  • Stelian Onica Sacred Art Section, Faculty of Christian Orthodox Theology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi
Keywords: educational, aesthetic and ethic benefits, sacred art, representative and unifying status, transdisciplinarity


Although Sacred Art includes all manifestation with a religious substrate which address human senses, it stays in the memory of communities mostly by forms of visual expression. The latter have a longer impact on people and educate them both aesthetically and ethically. At the core of each image lies a conceptual substratum based on and translatable into words, which outflows by means of plastic and technological aspects. Generally, these aspects purport to some rules which become ordering canons when ethical needs command aesthetic varieties such as the primary requirement of continuity and the recognition in time of some models of behaviour. Representative artifacts require physical maintenance over longer periods of time by means of conservation and restoration; the latter explains the concern over heritage to be saved, to the benefit of the succeeding generations. By its very nature, Sacred Art expresses transdisciplinarity and assumes a representative unifying statute.


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How to Cite
Dominte, G., Vraciu, M., & Onica, S. (2019). On the Educational, Aesthetic and Ethic Benefits of Sacred Art. LUMEN Proceedings, 7(1), 250-262. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc.117