Icon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Icon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Icon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn “image”) is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Christianity and in certain Eastern Catholic churches. More broadly the term is used in a wide number of contexts for an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy, as in semiotics; by extension, icon is also used, particularly in modern culture, in the general sense of symbol — i.e. a name, face, picture, edifice or even a person readily recognized as having some well-known significance or embodying certain qualities: one thing, an image or depiction, that represents something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning, usually associated with religious, cultural, political, or economic standing.

Throughout history, various religious cultures[1] have been inspired or supplemented by concrete images, whether in two dimensions or three. The degree to which images are used or permitted, and their functions — whether they are for instruction or inspiration, treated as sacred objects of veneration or worship, or simply applied as ornament — depend upon the tenets of a given religion in a given place and time…

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Eric "Kristobaldude" Hepperle is the owner of Kristobaldude Enterprises, an artistic services firm specializing in Web Design & Development. He is an award-winning author and prolific blogger who’s interests include ancient history, success culture, primitive living & sustainability, natural healing, heavy metal music, and supernatural phenomena to name just a few. He likes to travel, plays guitar, enjoys surfing, and is considered by many to be a modern day Renaissance Man.
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