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Offline DeathToTheWorld

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Russian Orthodox Icon Art
« on: May 01, 2010, 10:11:24 PM »
This website features the most beautiful and awesome Icon art I've ever seen:


[url]http://www.icon-art.info/gallery.php?lng=en[/url


I've actually printed some of them at the pharmacy, the picture size is so large and detailed - They look just like the originals...

Glorious and awesome, just like the Lord is.

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Re: Russian Orthodox Icon Art
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 10:44:00 PM »
100. Like a bee one should extract from each of the virtues what is most profitable. In this way, by taking a small amount from all of them, one builds up from the practice of the virtues a great honeycomb overflowing with the soul-delighting honey of wisdom.

St Gregory of Sinai

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Re: Russian Orthodox Icon Art
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 10:48:29 PM »
This version is better:


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Re: Russian Orthodox Icon Art
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 08:35:48 PM »
Hm, I personally prefer the lighter, more ethereal colours of the former image. Of course, this might be the result of pigments fading rather than the intention of the iconographer (is it Dionisij?).
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