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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1845 on: February 25, 2017, 01:41:04 AM »
It looks like it says something about the "Great Tribulation".....in Italian, maybe?

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Below Jesus are two angels holding the tent of God over his people with a reference to the Book of Revelation that reads: Through the Great Tribulation.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1846 on: March 19, 2017, 07:45:44 PM »
Mandyllion on the Cross? ??? Is it common? I think not, but I'm not sure.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1847 on: March 20, 2017, 01:15:50 AM »
Mandyllion on the Cross? ??? Is it common? I think not, but I'm not sure.



It's certainly strange, replacing Christ Himself. But the Mandylion can have a place on Orthodox crucifixes, as often seen in painted and cast crucifixes and blessing crosses:



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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1848 on: March 24, 2017, 10:54:09 AM »
Is this schlock? The colours are odd and St. Luke doesn't have a halo.


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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1849 on: March 24, 2017, 04:01:01 PM »
^^ too much incense and reading of One Thousand and One Nights Al-Akhtal's poetry.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1850 on: March 25, 2017, 11:22:10 AM »
^^ too much incense and reading of One Thousand and One Nights Al-Akhtal's poetry.
Is it "incense" how the new generations are calling it?  :police:
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1851 on: March 25, 2017, 03:34:52 PM »
Is this schlock? The colours are odd and St. Luke doesn't have a halo.




Wow, the color scheme! :)
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1852 on: March 26, 2017, 10:10:33 AM »
Can anyone identify this icon?

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1853 on: March 26, 2017, 10:12:11 AM »
Is this schlock? The colours are odd and St. Luke doesn't have a halo.




Other than the lack of the halo and the fact that it looks like Luke just came out of the shower, I really like it.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1854 on: March 26, 2017, 04:11:38 PM »
I have a bit of a pet peeve on icons that feminize a male saint's face.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1855 on: March 26, 2017, 06:38:25 PM »
Can anyone identify this icon?



The site hosting that image has a page on it: http://www.vidania.ru/icony/icon_moldavskaya.html

It's the Icon of the Theotokos "Flourishing" (or "Flowering," also "of Moldava" or "of Suceava"). The proper title is noted on the webpage but I couldn't manage a satisfactory translation.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1856 on: March 26, 2017, 09:31:49 PM »
Can anyone identify this icon?



The site hosting that image has a page on it: http://www.vidania.ru/icony/icon_moldavskaya.html

It's the Icon of the Theotokos "Flourishing" (or "Flowering," also "of Moldava" or "of Suceava"). The proper title is noted on the webpage but I couldn't manage a satisfactory translation.

Yes, I had seen the page, but having used only Google Translate, I knew that something had to be off, so I turned to the forum. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1857 on: March 28, 2017, 09:29:28 PM »


Definitely tracking this down (or printing and framing myself) by 23 April. 

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1858 on: March 28, 2017, 10:17:58 PM »
I would put this in Schlock, but definitely my favorite Schlock of all time!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Strange icons
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1860 on: April 06, 2017, 04:18:54 PM »
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1861 on: April 12, 2017, 08:17:27 AM »



I found this depiction of Imam Ali painted by armenian artist Hakob Hovnatanyan.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1862 on: April 12, 2017, 08:45:56 AM »
That's so beyond schlock
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1863 on: April 12, 2017, 09:14:23 AM »



I found this depiction of Imam Ali painted by armenian artist Hakob Hovnatanyan.

Who is that?
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1864 on: April 12, 2017, 09:29:18 AM »



I found this depiction of Imam Ali painted by armenian artist Hakob Hovnatanyan.

Who is that?

One of Mohammed's uncles. More here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali

I agree with Mina, this is serious schlock. Even if painted for Moslem use, it's a waste of time and effort. Last time I checked, Islam forbids the pictorial depiction of Mohammed and other people Islam considers to be holy.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1865 on: April 12, 2017, 09:54:40 AM »
Such depictions are common among Shiites. Also, Ali is Muhammad's son in law, not his uncle.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1866 on: April 12, 2017, 10:05:44 AM »



I found this depiction of Imam Ali painted by armenian artist Hakob Hovnatanyan.

Who is that?

One of Mohammed's uncles. More here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali

I agree with Mina, this is serious schlock. Even if painted for Moslem use, it's a waste of time and effort. Last time I checked, Islam forbids the pictorial depiction of Mohammed and other people Islam considers to be holy.

To my understanding, at least in some traditions depiction of holy figures is allowed, but their face must be veiled.

Either way, it still doesn't fit what is considered acceptable in Islam, perhaps more so for the all-seeing eye than the man. God having a physical form is a big no-no in Islam.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1867 on: April 12, 2017, 10:10:34 AM »
In Iran and Iraq it's very common to see depictions of Ali, Husayn, etc. with their faces shown. Whether this practice is acceptable or not in Shiite jurisprudence is a matter of debate, but the fact is, they are very popular. It's likely that the all-seeing eye would be the bigger point of contention but the depiction of Ali with angels is very common. Even among Persian Sunnis figurative art was common for a long time.
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« Reply #1868 on: April 12, 2017, 01:32:54 PM »
If you check shi'a music in youtube you'll see a lot of depictions of Husayn and Ali, and in the comment section, you will also find, lots of sunnis accusing shi'as of idolatry.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1869 on: April 20, 2017, 01:10:54 PM »
For some reason I really wish we had more icons in Hebrew.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1870 on: April 20, 2017, 01:57:02 PM »
For some reason I really wish we had more icons in Hebrew.



That's the Syncretic Abraham of Much Liberalism by the Hand of Robert Lentz, patron icon of Ecumenism.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1871 on: April 20, 2017, 09:54:27 PM »
That's the Syncretic Abraham of Much Liberalism by the Hand of Robert Lentz, patron icon of Ecumenism.
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Wow, I just feel like when falling to this meme:

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« Reply #1872 on: April 20, 2017, 10:17:11 PM »
Obviously this is (mostly) beside the point... but why is that lower lefthand window facing us directly, rather than placed as though on the side of the building? ???

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« Reply #1873 on: April 20, 2017, 11:59:21 PM »
Obviously this is (mostly) beside the point... but why is that lower lefthand window facing us directly, rather than placed as though on the side of the building? ???

Either Hitler was legitimately playing around with our brains and 'breaking' linear perspective so as to remind the viewer that the image is nothing more that smudges of pigment on a flat canvas, or he just forgot to draw it in perspective and that's why he didn't get in to art school.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1874 on: May 03, 2017, 05:29:26 PM »
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1875 on: May 03, 2017, 06:31:01 PM »


Didn't this used to be your profile pic?
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1876 on: May 03, 2017, 06:44:31 PM »
^^ Nope. Edit: That's the first time I've seen this icon. And I don't use icons as avatars ;)
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« Reply #1877 on: May 03, 2017, 09:56:29 PM »
^^ Nope. Edit: That's the first time I've seen this icon. And I don't use icons as avatars ;)

Well I'm sure I've seen someone use it around here.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1878 on: May 03, 2017, 10:18:52 PM »
reminds me of the tragic song by Fairuz, "Shaady" (Arabic)
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1879 on: May 04, 2017, 12:40:11 AM »
Is there some symbolic significance to Christ's first steps in Orthodox tradition? I now see this kind of icon isn't unheard of.
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« Reply #1880 on: May 04, 2017, 12:58:08 AM »
Is there some symbolic significance to Christ's first steps in Orthodox tradition? I now see this kind of icon isn't unheard of.

As far as I've been able to find out, this sort of imagery is derived from post-schism Roman Catholic sources, much like the paintings of little Jesus making birds out of wood in Joseph's workshop. The "icons" I've come across all appear to be very recent (20th-21st century). I've not come across any Orthodox reference for any symbolism for this event. The closest would be Luke 2:52 :

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
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« Reply #1881 on: May 14, 2017, 05:28:20 AM »
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« Reply #1882 on: May 14, 2017, 05:37:47 AM »


That looks goofy.

I will commission an icon of Christ's first lost tooth.

Also, another one with Christ holding a scroll with His first word: "Mama".
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1883 on: May 14, 2017, 10:49:04 AM »


Not so strange. It is icon of the feast st. Peter's chains, very popular e.g in Serbia.
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« Reply #1884 on: May 16, 2017, 02:12:36 PM »
His chains...how specific.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1885 on: May 16, 2017, 07:09:57 PM »
Obviously this is (mostly) beside the point... but why is that lower lefthand window facing us directly, rather than placed as though on the side of the building? ???

Either Hitler was legitimately playing around with our brains and 'breaking' linear perspective so as to remind the viewer that the image is nothing more that smudges of pigment on a flat canvas, or he just forgot to draw it in perspective and that's why he didn't get in to art school.
They definitely should have let him into art school. He would have learned how to fix those kinds of mistakes.
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« Reply #1886 on: May 16, 2017, 07:42:27 PM »
Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?

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« Reply #1887 on: May 26, 2017, 03:15:11 PM »
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1888 on: May 30, 2017, 02:34:35 PM »


I want this.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1889 on: May 30, 2017, 04:08:25 PM »


I want this.

I agree. That is a stunning concept.
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