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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1890 on: May 30, 2017, 04:48:57 PM »


I want this.

It is said their mother, St. Emilia, departed today in 375 AD.

I'd like an icon of the whole family, Macrina the Elder, Basil the Elder and Emilia, and the children Macrina, Theosebia, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Naucratius, Peter of Sebaste.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1891 on: May 30, 2017, 05:25:44 PM »


I want this.

It is said their mother, St. Emilia, departed today in 375 AD.

I'd like an icon of the whole family, Macrina the Elder, Basil the Elder and Emilia, and the children Macrina, Theosebia, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Naucratius, Peter of Sebaste.



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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1892 on: June 03, 2017, 06:52:18 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.

What about the Mother of God making her first steps?

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1893 on: June 04, 2017, 07:40:13 PM »


I want this.

It is said their mother, St. Emilia, departed today in 375 AD.

I'd like an icon of the whole family, Macrina the Elder, Basil the Elder and Emilia, and the children Macrina, Theosebia, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Naucratius, Peter of Sebaste.



Holy Emily, pray for us.

I just learned one of my good friends, a Coptic deacon (capital D Deacon) and his wife are expecting a baby girl a day after my birthday.  And they're naming her Emilia because of St. Emilia :)
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1894 on: June 04, 2017, 08:35:08 PM »


I want this.

It is said their mother, St. Emilia, departed today in 375 AD.

I'd like an icon of the whole family, Macrina the Elder, Basil the Elder and Emilia, and the children Macrina, Theosebia, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Naucratius, Peter of Sebaste.



Holy Emily, pray for us.

I just learned one of my good friends, a Coptic deacon (capital D Deacon) and his wife are expecting a baby girl a day after my birthday.  And they're naming her Emilia because of St. Emilia :)

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1895 on: June 09, 2017, 09:44:12 AM »
A kind of mix: Protection of the Theotokos and Church-Arc (but on the land, in the shape of Romania)
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1896 on: June 09, 2017, 09:47:02 AM »
Looks like a variation of the Holy Protection.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1897 on: June 19, 2017, 04:13:55 AM »
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1898 on: June 19, 2017, 05:31:18 AM »
Lol
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1899 on: June 26, 2017, 09:10:52 AM »
From the same studio I've just poste in the schlock icons thread, however, these ones seem to be.. Just different, but rather not against canons:

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1900 on: July 02, 2017, 07:57:28 PM »


"For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?" - Mark 8:36 (DRA)

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1901 on: July 16, 2017, 05:29:56 PM »
A variation of the Theotokos of the Mount Athos

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1902 on: July 16, 2017, 05:30:52 PM »
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1903 on: August 21, 2017, 01:41:51 PM »
Yes, I know it's a fresco

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1904 on: August 21, 2017, 01:49:40 PM »
Dowsing for (holy) water? ???

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1905 on: August 21, 2017, 08:08:39 PM »


I think it is supposed to be Christ and the Church.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1906 on: August 22, 2017, 03:20:44 AM »
Its title says as much: "The Union of Christ and the Church."
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1907 on: August 22, 2017, 05:37:13 AM »


I think it is supposed to be Christ and the Church.

I understand the symbolism of Christ and the Bride (Church), but what's about the rest ???
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1908 on: August 22, 2017, 04:18:53 PM »
Groomsmen?
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1909 on: August 25, 2017, 03:00:14 PM »

Saint Elizabeth with saint John the Forerunner; it's not so common, is it?
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1910 on: August 25, 2017, 03:01:48 PM »

Saint Elizabeth with saint John the Forerunner; it's not so common, is it?

Missing their wings.
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« Reply #1911 on: August 25, 2017, 07:16:03 PM »
I have seen St. John with wings, but never his mother.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1912 on: August 25, 2017, 08:38:44 PM »
Shockingly, I've seen St. John without wings.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1913 on: September 01, 2017, 12:32:20 AM »

I know this probably isn't really that strange, but when I look at it I can't help but think of it as a traditional Theotokos with Christ icon that was run through some sort of "anime" filter. I guess it has to do with her big sparkly eyes.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1914 on: September 01, 2017, 12:33:46 AM »
He's such a cutie!
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1915 on: September 05, 2017, 11:05:42 PM »
Doesn't look much different than the regular one to be honest.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1916 on: September 07, 2017, 07:13:39 AM »

I've seen anachronism in icons before, but this is a bit much.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1917 on: September 07, 2017, 08:17:57 AM »
Anachronisms or no, they're just integrated terribly.

I like that same artist's take on the Annunciation, what with an out-of-place St. James the Greater peeping in the background.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1918 on: September 07, 2017, 09:12:00 AM »
Wow.  These last two are terrible.  Who is the "iconographer"?
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1919 on: September 07, 2017, 09:24:43 AM »
Wow.  These last two are terrible.  Who is the "iconographer"?

Someone called Joan Brand-Landkamer. Here's a page on her and her schlock:

https://islandlife-inamonastery.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/cathedral-artist-part-ii.html

This piece is just as bad as the others. In her wisdom, the painter has substituted two of the apostles for the parish priest and the music director:



Self-indulgent blasphemy rarely gets worse than this.  >:(
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1920 on: September 20, 2017, 02:37:36 PM »
Wedding in Cana; the musicians are wearing traditional Romanian folk costumes ;)

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« Reply #1921 on: September 20, 2017, 04:36:22 PM »
That's really nice.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1922 on: September 20, 2017, 04:38:45 PM »
Wedding in Cana; the musicians are wearing traditional Romanian folk costumes ;)

If the staff were Romanian, would they really have run out of wine?
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« Reply #1923 on: September 20, 2017, 07:05:27 PM »
Wow.  These last two are terrible.  Who is the "iconographer"?

Someone called Joan Brand-Landkamer. Here's a page on her and her schlock:

https://islandlife-inamonastery.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/cathedral-artist-part-ii.html

This piece is just as bad as the others. In her wisdom, the painter has substituted two of the apostles for the parish priest and the music director:



Self-indulgent blasphemy rarely gets worse than this.  >:(

Gross.

Wedding in Cana; the musicians are wearing traditional Romanian folk costumes ;)



What's a wedding without Gypsy musicians?
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1924 on: September 21, 2017, 08:56:05 AM »
What's a wedding without Gypsy musicians?

I agree it wouldn't be a wedding ;p but the musicians in this fresco are Romanians, not Gypsies - the way of wearing and acting of Gypsies are different than Romanian ones, it's easy to differentiate both groups in the streets of Romania ;)
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« Reply #1925 on: September 21, 2017, 09:57:56 AM »



I'll be honest, I like what the artist was going for.

It was mind blowing for the first time hearing the symbolism of the Burning Bush, with the bush being on fire but not consumed, with the Virgin Mary who was able to contain the Entirety of God within her womb and not be consumed.

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« Reply #1926 on: September 21, 2017, 10:07:59 AM »


I want this.

It is said their mother, St. Emilia, departed today in 375 AD.

I'd like an icon of the whole family, Macrina the Elder, Basil the Elder and Emilia, and the children Macrina, Theosebia, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Naucratius, Peter of Sebaste.



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Guys, it actually says MACRINA in English right on the icon. Get your lives together.

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« Reply #1927 on: September 21, 2017, 08:31:21 PM »
Actual LOL.  In English.
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« Reply #1928 on: September 21, 2017, 09:06:50 PM »
I think he's just rusty at post-making  :police:

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« Reply #1929 on: September 21, 2017, 11:55:33 PM »
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« Reply #1930 on: September 24, 2017, 06:17:59 PM »
Transfiguration church in Cluj Napoca
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1931 on: September 24, 2017, 07:13:44 PM »
Now if they only expanded it more to include Christ leading St. Dismas into Paradise....now that would be perfect.
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1932 on: September 25, 2017, 09:06:15 AM »
Now if they only expanded it more to include Christ leading St. Dismas into Paradise....now that would be perfect.

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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1933 on: September 28, 2017, 08:39:42 PM »
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Re: Strange icons
« Reply #1934 on: September 28, 2017, 08:41:22 PM »
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