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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2655 on: August 27, 2015, 03:28:55 PM »
Man, now I want to go to heaven!!

You realize their Egyptian males, right?  They basically look like this, sans the lounge lizard suit:



If you go to that Heaven, say what's up to Liberace for me.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2656 on: August 27, 2015, 04:14:29 PM »
Yea or nay?



This was digitally animated, so I'm inclined to say the latter. As artwork per se, I find it to be quite nice if not a bit cartoonish.

It's funny to see a blue-eyed Christ surrounded by dark-eyed Coptic bishops.  The old inferiority complex on full display, like in those cheesy "lives of the saints" movies where the angels always have blonde pornstar pompadour wigs and white woman foundation makeup on.  Freaky-deaky, baby bubba.

My first assignment out of seminary was at an Antiochian cathedral with mosaic icons in the iconostasis.  I mentioned to the Dean that the face of Christ looked odd, and he replied that the parishioners had painted the face 'darker' because he looked too White.  Needless to say, paint does not adhere to glass very well, and he was looking a bit blotchy 30 years later.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2657 on: August 27, 2015, 04:19:42 PM »
Yea or nay?



This was digitally animated, so I'm inclined to say the latter. As artwork per se, I find it to be quite nice if not a bit cartoonish.

It's funny to see a blue-eyed Christ surrounded by dark-eyed Coptic bishops.  The old inferiority complex on full display, like in those cheesy "lives of the saints" movies where the angels always have blonde pornstar pompadour wigs and white woman foundation makeup on.  Freaky-deaky, baby bubba.

My first assignment out of seminary was at an Antiochian cathedral with mosaic icons in the iconostasis.  I mentioned to the Dean that the face of Christ looked odd, and he replied that the parishioners had painted the face 'darker' because he looked too White.  Needless to say, paint does not adhere to glass very well, and he was looking a bit blotchy 30 years later.

Probably about as blotchy as the "white-from-the-neck-up" Coptic actors in blonde wigs playing angels in those movies.  Anyway, sounds like your first assignment was in an awesome parish!  ;D
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2658 on: August 27, 2015, 04:22:42 PM »
That picture must be an icon from the Kawaii Orthodox Church.