We define sanctity.
Through forming enclosed districts, by a visible separation of some spaces we distinguish the secular world from the sacral one. We feel a demand to tag and name the invisible. In such a way we sustain the mystical blank space of the sanctity. The holiness exists in various forms even in non-sacral areas. Common symbols often refer to religious rites and as such create moments of solidarity in everyday life. The imagery of the Christian religion and the holiness as such is in constant flux so that it adapts to its times. For example, variable picture arrangements were commonly shown in winged altars at various times of the liturgical year in the Medieval times. Currently, reading of these images is no general ability. It is of utmost importance here that pictures work differently depending on a way they are arranged in. For instance a triptych has a more authoritarian effect with a clear statement. A diptych allows for more possibilities and much more emotional interpretation as our mind creates a new subjective quality by the gap between two pictures. Depending on the societal circumstances one or the other kind of imagery was preferred.
translation supported by Gabriela Huk