Ex-Voto: Image, Organ, Time

Didi-Huberman, Georges
September 2007
Esprit Createur;Fall2007, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p7
Academic Journal
The article explores the origins of votive offerings or ex-votos. The author believes that ex-votos have never really evolved, in size, in choice of materials, in the techniques of manufacture and in the style of figuration, but this does not mean that ex-votos have no history since certain mutations in devotional culture were able to change the idea of the "votive contract." However, this history should provide an account of a different temporality which insists and resists every progress.


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