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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2565 on: January 20, 2015, 11:09:12 PM »
I don't know what's worse - the sloppy cartoonish style, or the gall of the "artist" to charge $500 for it.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2566 on: January 20, 2015, 11:12:13 PM »
Oh boy. It's Sain Silouan.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2567 on: January 20, 2015, 11:20:11 PM »
Oh boy. It's Sain Silouan.

Oh, the T is painted in the form of a Slavic cross.

.... and the artist proudly proclaims this:

Can you find someone's favorite animals hidden in this beautiful icon? This icon may well contain the world's first iconographic depiction of guinea pigs

Oy.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2568 on: January 20, 2015, 11:23:56 PM »
Oh boy. It's Sain Silouan.

Oh, the T is painted in the form of a Slavic cross.

.... and the artist proudly proclaims this:

Can you find someone's favorite animals hidden in this beautiful icon? This icon may well contain the world's first iconographic depiction of guinea pigs

Oy.

I think that's them in the lower right hand corner.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2569 on: January 20, 2015, 11:25:35 PM »
Oh boy. It's Sain Silouan.

Oh, the T is painted in the form of a Slavic cross.

.... and the artist proudly proclaims this:

Can you find someone's favorite animals hidden in this beautiful icon? This icon may well contain the world's first iconographic depiction of guinea pigs

Oy.

I think that's them in the lower right hand corner.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2570 on: January 20, 2015, 11:29:49 PM »
Oh boy. It's Sain Silouan.

Oh, the T is painted in the form of a Slavic cross.

.... and the artist proudly proclaims this:

Can you find someone's favorite animals hidden in this beautiful icon? This icon may well contain the world's first iconographic depiction of guinea pigs

Oy.

Oh I see what he tried.  But I contend it looks at that size much more like the symbol the singer Prince adopted as his name

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2571 on: January 20, 2015, 11:31:37 PM »
Oh boy. It's Sain Silouan.

Oh, the T is painted in the form of a Slavic cross.

.... and the artist proudly proclaims this:

Can you find someone's favorite animals hidden in this beautiful icon? This icon may well contain the world's first iconographic depiction of guinea pigs

Oy.

Oh I see what he tried.  But I contend it looks at that size much more like the symbol the singer Prince adopted as his name

It does. Too many twirls, that's why.  :P ;)
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2572 on: January 20, 2015, 11:44:09 PM »
Oh boy. It's Sain Silouan.

Oh, the T is painted in the form of a Slavic cross.

.... and the artist proudly proclaims this:

Can you find someone's favorite animals hidden in this beautiful icon? This icon may well contain the world's first iconographic depiction of guinea pigs

Oy.

Oh I see what he tried.  But I contend it looks at that size much more like the symbol the singer Prince adopted as his name

It does. Too many twirls, that's why.  :P ;)

At least the icon didn't call him "The Saint Formerly Known As Simeon Ivanovich Antonov".

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2573 on: January 28, 2015, 01:40:08 PM »
I think it hasn't been posted

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2574 on: February 07, 2015, 02:51:14 PM »
Plenty by a benedictan:








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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2575 on: February 07, 2015, 05:35:29 PM »
Plenty by a benedictan:



That definitely looks like she's holding a cheesecake with strawberry glaze and whipped cream (top view).
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Re: Schlock Icons
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Re: Schlock Icons
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2578 on: February 13, 2015, 02:23:58 PM »
Who drew (not wrote, because it is uncanonical)
The word for "write an icon" and "paint an icon" is the same in Greek.

"Writing" doesn't make it more holy and is a silly american thing.  :police:

As an EO I admit we helped it catch on.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2579 on: February 13, 2015, 02:49:47 PM »
Why do they always make the poor Theotokos all squared off and neckless?

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

More seriously, you've nailed a major flaw in this composition: it is very easy to interpret the winged figure as being the Mother of God, because of the figure of Christ in a mandorla, the veil and the three stars of ever-virginity on it. Unfortunately, the Prosoponites, including the founder of the outfit, are particularly resistant to correction, even when great errors like this are made.
It's very easy to interpret the winged figure as being the Mother of God because that is what the artist intended based off of the theological concepts--heretical or otherwise--behind such iconography. It is intentional.
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2580 on: February 14, 2015, 06:28:45 PM »
I think it hasn't been posted

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Of all the icons on this page this one troubles me the most due to pagan-like gender ambiguity of the figures, which makes it seem more than a little "swish" in posh public schoolboy vernacular.
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Is there anywhere we can find information about what  actually  happened to the iconostasis when the Cathedral was demolished in 1931? Thank you.

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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2582 on: February 20, 2015, 12:31:46 PM »
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Re: Schlock Icons
« Reply #2583 on: February 20, 2015, 08:11:55 PM »
She looks like a man.  : :o
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