THE PHILOSOPHY OF POINTING FINGER IN ART
The human has a huge treasure of knowledge built-in his subconscious including his various faiths and beliefs. This knowledge is expressed by humans through various means like communicating through tongue, facial expression and body language (postures, gestures and different body movements). Among these expressions, in this study our main focus is on the use of handy movements specially the use of pointing finger to interpret the knowledge, feelings, emotions and beliefs composed in the sub-conscious of human. In this paper, firstly the use of pointing finger in daily life by the different characters (infants, children’s, parents, teachers) is explained. After that its use in the art in different paintings of famous artists of the renaissance era is detailed. As a result of this exercise, we concluded that the pointing finger is used to show one of the main beliefs of the human when directed towards the sky which is the belief in one God. Apart from this, pointing finger is also used to refer self superiority, others guilt and their soulfulness when pointed other three directions.
|Keywords: Pointing Finger, Art Philosophy, Renaissance Artists, Jesus, God|
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