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Исследования искусства Ирана IV-II тыс. до н.э. по материалам коллекции музея Метрополитен и коллекции Черкаски.

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Here,฀ not฀ for฀ the฀ first฀ time฀ in฀ the฀ history฀ of฀ art,฀ religious฀ art฀ may฀ have฀ helped฀certain฀individuals฀(to฀adapt฀Bernstein’s฀terminology13)฀to฀ articulate฀a฀kind฀of฀‘extended฀code’฀of฀private฀religiosity฀which฀ compensated฀for฀the฀‘restricted฀code’฀usually฀to฀be฀found฀within฀ Protestant฀Dissent. ฀And฀this฀just฀at฀the฀ time฀ when฀ some฀ observers฀ were฀ openly฀ lamenting฀ the฀ passage฀ of฀ formalised฀ religious฀ beliefs฀ and฀ practice฀ away฀ from฀ popular฀ culture฀and฀towards฀a฀middle-฀and฀upper-class฀minority!

Indeed,฀ while฀ the฀ relationship฀ between฀ religious฀ conflict฀ and฀ religious฀ art฀ is฀ always฀ a฀ highly฀ complex฀ one,฀ in฀ the฀ Victorian฀ era฀ it฀ is฀ almost฀ as฀if฀the฀market฀for฀religious฀art฀rose฀as฀religious฀tolerance฀itself฀ increased. ฀ Here,฀ not฀ for฀ the฀ first฀ time฀ in฀ the฀ history฀ of฀ art,฀ religious฀ art฀ may฀ have฀ helped฀certain฀individuals฀(to฀adapt฀Bernstein’s฀terminology13)฀to฀ articulate฀a฀kind฀of฀‘extended฀code’฀of฀private฀religiosity฀which฀ compensated฀for฀the฀‘restricted฀code’฀usually฀to฀be฀found฀within฀ Protestant฀Dissent.

32฀ four฀ dimensions Such฀ an฀ argument฀ may฀ provide฀ a฀ powerful฀ and฀ pessimistic฀ counterpoint฀ both฀ to฀ facile฀ aesthetic฀ progressivism฀ (not฀ unknown,฀for฀example,฀in฀some฀contemporary฀clerical฀circles)฀and฀ to฀ the฀ fashionable฀ Jungian฀ heresy฀ (held฀ by฀ some฀ theologians฀ and฀ artists฀ alike)฀ that฀ ‘the฀ archetypes฀ by฀ which฀ spiritual฀ realities฀ express฀ themselves฀ are฀ both฀ available฀ to฀ modern฀ man฀ and฀ constantly฀clothed฀in฀the฀forms฀of฀modern฀art’. ฀ The฀ next฀ three฀ chapters฀ are฀ case฀ studies฀which฀attempt฀to฀do฀precisely฀this.

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