“Crucifixtion” Icon written by Christine Simoneau Hales
egg tempera on wood panel, 24 x 18″
A NEW ERA IN ICON PAINTING
Recapturing the power and relevance of ancient images in iconography depends, in part, on the iconographer’s willingness to experience the tradition and canon of iconography as a living thing, something that touches their very core.
Today, the wealth of knowledge concerning making icons, and their history lends itself to sharing and communicating with each other to promote the icon as a valuable tool for evangelization in modern society.
It is my hope that those reading and contributing to this blog will be blessed with an increase of Holy Spirit inspiration and sense of honoring community.
Some Important Books Relating to Contemporary Iconography:
- Techniques of Icon and Wall Painting, by Aidan Hart
- Hidden and Triumphant, The Underground Struggle to Save Iconography, by Irina Yazykova
- Behold the Beauty of the Lord, Henri Nouwen
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