2014-04-29

Christian Frame


We must not lose sight that the Christian crucifix is​​, first of all, a frame for a representation, like that of an artwork or the stage of a theater. In fact, Byzantine crucifixes used to integrate scenes from the life of Christ or icons of characters from the Gospels. We could go even further and say that, if the capitalist religion has internalized the Christian religion in the immanence of its functioning, in its incessant ritual practice, without dogma, in the same way the crucifix is ​​now the implicit and inescapable frame, although not perceived, of all our representations.  

Image after Benvenuto di Giuseppe "Cimabue" 's Crucifix (1287-89) [pd].