“Still Death” by Hmilar: Intermediality and Intertextuality in Creating the Image of Passing

Abstract

The article focuses on the problem of creating the image of Death by contemporary artists. It deals with the process of transformation of a traditional image/images of Death, that is influenced by different cultural, social and religious codes. Being influenced by varied philosophical theories and arts’ masterpieces contemporary artists try to create their visualization of such basic concepts as Life, Death, and the Afterlife. Taking as an example the painting “Still Death” (2020), this article’s purpose is to attempt to discover an intertextual context and the impact of intermediality on creating of an eternal image. The significance of the research is dwelling on the determination of creating the image and possibilities of its being decoded. As the artists all over the world currently are influenced by different artifacts of synchronic and diachronic perspective, the problem of interpretation becomes one of the most actual in the understanding of the functioning of the cultural codes and their impact on society and reception later on through art works.

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

“Still Death” by Hmilar: Intermediality and Intertextuality in Creating the Image of Passing. (2020). SCIENTIA MORALITAS - International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research , 5(1), 182-189. Retrieved from http://www.scientiamoralitas.com/index.php/sm/article/view/64