Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Fill Form 2220 Representations

Instructions and Help about Fill Form 2220 Representations

Hey guys it's Karen welcome back to little art talks remember back in 2010 there was this huge controversy over everybody drama holiday now it all started when the American animated television show South Park did an episode where they portrayed a character as the Holy Prophet Mohammed the artist received death threats and the show's distributor Comedy Central self censored at the episode in response Molly Norris drew a poster like cartoon intended as a satirical comment on the event and in protest of censorship and it was various anthropomorphised objects that each claimed to be the likeness of Mohammed at the top is written we hereby deem at May 20th 2010 as the first everybody draw Mohammed day from there it kind of blew up and went viral now instead of talking about who's right or wrong or anything like that I want to talk about instead why this is such a big deal why were people so offended by this cartoon and these drawings of Mohammed now while I'm sure anyone who is religious would be offended if their holy prophet was portrayed as the butt of a joke there's also the fact that Islam comes from a tradition of aniconism what is that and what does it mean let's talk about it an icon ism is the opposition to the use of icons or visual images to depict living creatures or religious figures it's the absence of material representations of the natural and supernatural world there's lots of different examples that can range from only God and deities to st. characters all living beings and even everything that exists this is particularly relevant to Jewish Islamic and visiting artistic traditions this avoidance is primarily an attempt to avoid idolatry idolatry is the worship of an idol or physical object as a representation of God the specifics in terms of what constitutes as idolatry can vary between religions and time periods but to put it simply it's the idea that God or deities and characters living beings etc be or can't be depicted or represented by any object the first commandment states you shall have no other gods before me you shall not make for yourself a carved image any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or in the earth beneath or that is in the waters under the earth you shall not adorn them nor serve them in Judaism the portrayal of Yahweh in any kind of human or concrete form is absolutely forbidden especially large and freestanding religious sculpture is avoided but two-dimensional images especially ones that are pretty small like book illustrations are acceptable in Islamic culture the Quran does not explicitly prohibit the depiction of human beings but it does condemn idolatry up until the 1st century CE II the Buddha was only represented through symbols in the Byzantine Empire during the iconoclastic controversy the use of religious images or icons was banned a mechanism leads to a restriction in the type of art that's made and also art that people in that society can make but also leads to an interesting development of art that is not figural representations for example Islamic art has a rich tradition of Islamic geometric patterns calligraphy and the barely representational foliage patterns of the arabesque there's also a situation in which people enforced aniconism with iconoclasm the physical destruction of imagery in the Byzantine iconoclastic controversy the ban was accompanied by widespread destruction of images as well as the persecution of the supporters of the veneration of images I'll talk more about that Amin next video have you guys enjoyed this video and learned something new if you enjoyed it please give it a thumbs up and subscribe be sure to come back for the next video on iconoclasm thanks so much for watching I'll see you guys next time