The task of iconising
the Taboric light was a particular didactic act by means of which the iconographer was urged to contemplate, in an ascetic exercise, the uncreated light that revealed itself to the people on Mount Tabor.
Seen side by side their proportions are identical, reminding visitors before they exit that the long story of copying and iconising
the Birth of Venus began in Botticelli's own workshop.
In the end a few conclusions on creativity in these cases are formulated, namely that creativity is a mixture of iconising
, pattern recognition (recalling familiar frames, scripts and archives) and naming and unnaming (efforts to describe the creatures wittily).
Also Ferguson will surely draw back from iconising
too many Beckhams and Butts before their time.