성경에 나타난 '美' 개념과 그 형상화
Biblical Concept of 'Beauty' and It's Pictorial Representation
Beauty Glory Harmony Order Unity Light A message of salvation A cross;
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The purpose of this research is to suggest new concept of 'Beauty', which has been recorded in the Old and the New Testament, and, to show how this new concept of 'Beauty' could be applied in the paintings. In order to back up this research theoretically, aesthetic and biblical view has been reviewed prior to production. Summay is following. In the Old testament, 'Beauty' is not abstract one. This has been described in more concrete and clearer manner. This is because of the fact that the faith was the center of Christians' lives, and, thus, this is the key to understand the 'Beauty' in the Old Testament. In fact, the most remarkable event in the Old Testament is the beauty of creation Beauty in the Old Testament comes in many different forms. In the process of God's creation from nihility to the complete universe, the beauty of 'Order' can be perceived. God created the world with His Words, and established order by creating “according to their kinds” as is written in Genesis 1: 25, God made the wild animals, each according to their kinds, and all stock according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And “God saw that it was good.” Secondly, namely, the 'Visual' beauty emerges as it is written in Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning-the sixth day”. And also in the Old Testament, beauty that reflects God's wisdom can be seen in the sanctuaries and tabernacles. In Exodus 13:21, God's presence is symbolized by the cloud of 'Glory'Various colors of beauty in the sanctuaries and garments of the priests reveal the beauty of symbols, technique, and design. Lastly, God's beauty is expressed as the dignity of light in the history of salvation . The beauty of God is directly linked to His glory and authority, and expresses the invisible features and images at the same time. In the New Testament, beauty also comes in various forms such as the eauty of the grace of the cross, the beauty of Jesus Christ, and the beauty of nature. In such creation process, beauty and virtue are placed in a symbiotic relationship, and 'Glory' is the complete beauty. The 'Beauty' in the Bible is based on the relationship between men, God's creation, and God's true and instrinsic worth. Therefore, God's beauty lies in His 'Glory', which represents the unimpaired beauty in terms of biblical language. Glory belongs to God's original existence. Therefore, glory is God's real nature, and thus His mission itself is the beauty. The reasons for God's beauty are the beauty of his originality, trinity, and holiness. God used three methods to reveal His glory. He reveals it as 'Light' in His creation, as 'a message of salvation' toward humans, and as 'a cross' for himself. Such revelation makes it possible to express the specific images in paintings through the 'Harmony' that is created by restoring the relationship between God and human, God and His creatures and human and human. The theme used is the 'Harmony' in order to express the God's glory, the shining beauty. Light, human, and corss come into image in more specific ways. Lines, and shadows are also used as expressive formats, and silk-screen and shadows are for media and production, through which 'Order' and 'Unity' is reflected. This composition demonstrates that the concept of 'Beauty'could be expressed in more specifc and visible method.