19818RE: [S-R] Need Icon pictures!
- Apr 9 6:47 PMhi Bill - i agree about the incredible icons in this
remote region - some 200 years old or more -I was told
these are very special as they are not so stylized as
the more formal city icons - but reflect the faces of
the village people.
I visited an icon museum in Sanok, Poland and found a
lot of similarities with the icons i saw in the remote
wooden churches in eastern Slovakia. As i understand
it there was a school of icon painters there.
My all time favorite is a very large icon that shows
devils tempting sleeping people and the ones they
caught are being marched to hell on a huge red Mamon's
Don't miss the icon museum in Bardejov- it is totally
wonderful with the ancient icons, the carved gates and
the only iconostatsis inside a museum in the world!
Then head for the countryside to see some icons in
their original homes - you can't failed to be moved by
the tiny doorways - thinking of my favorite one that
has roses painted around it and even the shortest
person has to duck; the atmosphere of holiness and the
prayers of hundreds of years surround you. It's magic!
-- Bill Tarkulich <bill.tarkulich@...> wrote:
> I have many from several Eastern Slovakia wooden__________________________________________________
> churches. They were taken
> before digital cameras, so they would need to be
> Also, regarding origins of icons. I have one book
> from the Saris region,
> which suggests that most of these icons, at least in
> the east, were created
> in a monastery, most likely Lvov (now in Ukraine.)
> but the actual
> iconographer will never be known.
> It is very, very haunting to travel around the
> region and see the same faces
> and same styles. I always wondered how these
> churches in poor rural
> villages acquired them. I suppose the church
> provided them?
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> Our MN Rusin Association is exhibiting once again at
> the Festival of Nations
> the first weekend in May. This year's theme is Art
> and Architecture and we
> are featuring the architecture of the wooden
> churches. We have a "mini
> iconostas" with which we need to furnish five icons
> plus one for behind the
> "altar table." I am trying to find pictures of
> icons from the same church
> so that the iconography is the same style and
> preferably a more simple, folk
> style. The pictures must be sharp enough to be
> blown up so that they fit
> the iconostas. Obviously we will need one of Christ
> and one of the
> Theotokos and Christ Child. We will have two
> additional panels and would
> like to have Sts. Cyril and Methodius and St.
> Nicholas but I am not going to
> be choosy...I will take whatever I can find. Also
> we need the Last Supper
> and something appropriate to hang behind the altar,
> perhaps the Ascension.
> If you have taken photos inside one of the wooden
> churches and are willing
> to share these with us we would greatly appreciate
> it. I have scoured
> several books and unfortunately most of the pictures
> were either taken from
> a distance, at an angle or have a lampada hanging in
> front of them.
> Thank you!
> Polly Russinik Walker
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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