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Author : Solrunn Nes
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2005
Page : 112
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780802829160
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This lavishly illustrated guide to iconography explains through words and pictures the history, meaning, and purpose of Christian icons as well as the traditional methods that religious painters use to create these luminous, spiritually enlivened works of art. Solrunn Nes, one of Europe's most admired iconographers, illuminates the world of Christian icons, explaining the motifs, gestures, and colors common to these profound symbols of faith. Nes explores in depth a number of famous icons, including those of the Greater Feasts, the Mother of God, and a number of the better-known saints, enriching her discussion with references to Scripture, early Christian writings, and liturgy. She also leads readers through the process and techniques of icon painting, showing each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art. Deeply inspiring and utterly unique, The Mystical Language of Icons will inform both those who are familiar with the rich tradition of religious art and those who are not. It also serves as a powerful devotional resource in its own right, one that Christians everywhere can turn to again and again. Book jacket.


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Release : 2009
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Author : Alfredo Tradigo
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2006
Page : 383
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780892368457
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Catalogues the heritage of images according to type and subject, from the ancient at the Monastery of Saint Catherine in the Sinai to those from Greece, Constantinople, and Russia. This book includes chapters such as role of icons in the Orthodox liturgy and on common iconic subjects, including the fathers and saints of the Eastern Church.


Author : Gilles Weissmann
Publisher : Search PressLtd
Release : 2012
Page : 127
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781844487943
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Focusing on the classic methods of icon painting and its rich history, this detailed and practical guide covers everything, from the materials needed and how to prepare a panel to adding inscriptions and finishing off using traditional Byzantine techniques. It explains the origins and principles of icon painting; how to choose a subject; the technique of sacred geometry; the use of color, varnishing, and egg tempera; and how to use traditional gilding techniques. Part of the icon's symbolism is transmitted in the techniques used to create it and this is explored throughout. With in-depth information, step-by-step demonstrations, invaluable advice, and many superb examples of finished icons, this is the most comprehensive guide to the philosophy and practice of icon painting.


Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publisher : Ave Maria Press
Release : 2007-09-15
Page : 128
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1594715092
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This twentieth anniversary edition (more than 111,000 copies sold) brings Henri J.M. Nouwen's writings on Eastern Orthodox icons to a new generation and adds to the Nouwen collection published by Ave Maria Press. With a foreword by Br. Robert Lentz, a well-known painter of contemporary icons, this classic Nouwen book invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. Nouwen's meditations reveal his viewing of the icons not as decorations, but holy places. The book includes four full-color icons for private contemplation or meditation.


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Release : 2005
Page : 287
Category : Icon painting
ISBN 13 : 9785723503052
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Author : Dorothy A. Lee
Publisher : ISD LLC
Release : 2020-04-01
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Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1925679276
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Author : Christopher W. Skinner
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-04-11
Page : 256
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 056725965X
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This volume examines characters in the Fourth Gospel and provides an in-depth look at different approaches currently employed by scholars working with literary and reader-oriented methods. Divided into two sections, the book first considers method and theory, followed by exegetical character studies using a literary or reader-oriented method. It summarizes the state of the discussion, examines obstacles to arriving at a comprehensive theory of character in the Fourth Gospel, compares different approaches, and compiles the diverse methodologies into one comparative study. Through this detailed exegesis, the various theories will come alive, and the merits (or deficiencies) of each approach will be available to the reader. This volume is both a comprehensive study in narrative/reader-oriented theories, and a study in the application of those theories as they apply to characterization. Summing up current research on characters and characterization in the Fourth Gospel, this book also provides a comprehensive presentation of different approaches to character that have developed in recent years.


Author : Matthew Kapstein
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2004-11-03
Page : 317
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780226424927
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There is perhaps no greater constant in religious intuition and experience than the presence of light. In spiritual traditions East and West, light is not only ubiquitous but something that assumes strikingly similar forms in altogether different historical and cultural settings. This study examines light as an aspect of religiously valued experiences and its entailments for mystical theology, philosophy, politics, and religious art. The essays in this volume make an important contribution to religious studies by proposing that it is misleading to conceive of religious experience in terms of an irreconcilable dichotomy between universality and cultural construction. An esteemed group of contributors, representing the study of Asian and Western religious traditions from a range of disciplinary perspectives, suggests that attention to various forms of divine radiance shows that there is indeed a range of principles that, if not universal, are nevertheless very widely occurring and amenable to fruitful comparative inquiry. What results is a work of enormous scope, demonstrating compelling cross-connections that will be of value to scholars of comparative religions, mysticism, and the relationship between art and the sacred. Contributors: * Catherine B. Asher * Raoul Birnbaum * Sarah Iles Johnston * Matthew T. Kapstein * Andrew Louth * Paul E. Muller-Ortega * Elliot R. Wolfson * Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan * Hossein Ziai


Author : Thomas F. Mathews
Norman E. Muller
Publisher : Getty Publications
Release : 2017-02-01
Page : 256
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1606065092
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Staking out new territory in the history of art, this book presents a compelling argument for a lost link between the panel-painting tradition of Greek antiquity and Christian paintings of Byzantium and the Renaissance. While art historians place the origin of icons in the seventh century, Thomas F. Mathews finds strong evidence as early as the second century in the texts of Irenaeus and the Acts of John that describe private Christian worship. In closely studying an obscure set of sixty neglected panel paintings from Egypt in Roman times, the author explains how these paintings of the Egyptian gods offer the missing link in the long history of religious painting. Christian panel paintings and icons are for the first time placed in a continuum with the pagan paintings that preceded them, sharing elements of iconography, technology, and religious usages as votive offerings. Exciting discoveries punctuate the narrative: the technology of the triptych, enormously popular in Europe, traced by the authors to the construction of Egyptian portable shrines, such as the Isis and Serapis of the J. Paul Getty Museum; the discovery that the egg tempera painting medium, usually credited to Renaissance artist Cimabue, has been identified in Egyptian panels a millennium earlier; and the reconstruction of a ring of icons on the chancel of Saint Sophia in Istanbul. This book will be a vital addition to the fields of Egyptian, Graeco-Roman, and late-antique art history and, more generally, to the history of painting.


Author : Dr C A Tsakiridou
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2013-03-28
Page : 378
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1409472337
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Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity presents a critical, interdisciplinary examination of contemporary theological and philosophical studies of the Christian image and redefines this within the Orthodox tradition by exploring the ontological and aesthetic implications of Orthodox ascetic and mystical theology. It finds Modernist interest in the aesthetic peculiarity of icons significant, and essential for re-evaluating their relationship to non-representational art. Drawing on classical Greek art criticism, Byzantine ekphraseis and hymnography, and the theologies of St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Symeon the New Theologian and St. Gregory Palamas, the author argues that the ancient Greek concept of enargeia best conveys the expression of theophany and theosis in art. The qualities that define enargeia - inherent liveliness, expressive autonomy and self-subsisting form - are identified in exemplary Greek and Russian icons and considered in the context of the hesychastic theology that lies at the heart of Orthodox Christianity. An Orthodox aesthetics is thus outlined that recognizes the transcendent being of art and is open to dialogue with diverse pictorial and iconographic traditions. An examination of Ch’an (Zen) art theory and a comparison of icons with paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall, and by Japanese artists influenced by Zen Buddhism, reveal intriguing points of convergence and difference. The reader will find in these pages reasons to reconcile Modernism with the Christian image and Orthodox tradition with creative form in art.


Author : W. Ellwood Post
Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Release : 2018-02-27
Page : 212
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1787209725
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Saints, Signs, and Symbols, which was first published in 1962, contains in compact form all the main symbols used in the Church, complete with notes on their origin, meaning, and colouring. Of particular interest is the section on the Saints, which includes brief biographical details of each. “This is an indispensable handbook for teaching at all age levels.”—Kirkus Review


Author : Addison Hodges Hart
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2021-07-09
Page : 150
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1725272326
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The twenty mysteries of the rosary are a circular “gallery,” a matrix of theology and spirituality. They can inspire us profoundly. For those seeking a deeper encounter in faith, these mysteries have the power to move us toward contemplation. A lengthy Introduction explains in detail the meaning of the term “mystery” in Christian thought, provides a brief history of the rosary, explains the significance of Mary in the mysteries, explores the importance of “beholding” in the Scriptures and in our spirituality, and explores Christian iconography. The centerpiece of the book is the “gallery” of the mysteries as illuminated by the iconography of Solrunn Nes, each image supplemented with explanatory commentaries by Addison Hodges Hart. The latter incorporate biblical exegesis, pertinent historical details, and insights from classical spiritual writers. The aim is to provide insight into the symbolism and typology of each mystery and to lead the reader into contemplative prayer and action. Throughout, the book unites an outward “beholding” of the mysteries of the rosary with the inner practice of the work of silence.


Author : Norbert Brockman
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2011-09-13
Page : 681
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 159884654X
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This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.


Author : Kurt Weitzmann
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2014-07-14
Page : 300
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1400857422
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Kurt Weitzmann demonstrates that the postulated miniatures of the handbook that goes under the name of Apollodorus migrated into other texts, of which the commentary of Pseudo-Nonnus--attached to several homilies of Gregory of Nazianzus--and the Cynegetka of Pseudo-Oppian are the most important. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Author : Milagros Blanco
Publisher :
Release : 2007-09-21
Page : 33
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781419681295
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The Byzantine Iconography book, highlights the development of iconography through the ages, and its spiritual connotations. The particular elements of the Byzantine style are described as well as the characteristic method of presenting perspective and color application to create tridimensional effects. Some of the oldest and best known icons are shown; and how latter painters rendered the prototype maintaining the identity of the original subject. Insight on the multiple factors allows the reader to reach a deeper understanding of this rich artistic style, of increasing popularity. The second part of the book is a painter's manual with detailed instructions on the several steps required to paint icons, including how to prepare the gesso board, transfer of image, application of multiple color layers and application of gold leaf backgrounds.


Author : Marva J. Dawn
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2006-02-21
Page : 315
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780802844590
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In "Keeping the Sabbath Wholly," Dawn introduced the vital Sabbath aspects of resting, ceasing, feasting, and embracing. Now, she expands these into a way of life for serving God and the Kingdom every single day of the week. (Practical Life)


Author : Kamila Pawlikowska
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2015-10-08
Page : 252
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9004302263
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Anti-Portraits: Poetics of the Face in Modern English, Polish and Russian Literature (1835-1965) examines prose portraits which challenge the belief that the face reflects character. Their authors consider physiognomy as a form of aesthetic dictatorship conducive to stereotyping and racism.


Author : Susan Sink
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 2013-09-20
Page : 392
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0814691943
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From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art. But they often have questions about the illuminations that are scattered throughout the Bible, especially as they first become familiar with it. Why was a certain Scripture passage chosen for illumination rather than another? What materials and source imagery are behind the illuminations? The Art of The Saint John's Bible provides answers to these important questions and many others. Initially published in a series of three volumes, each book has now been revised by the author and included together in this helpful single volume. SinceThe Saint John's Bible is now complete, Susan Sink makes connections between recurring images and motifs throughout the work and reflects on the images with a view to the whole. Her book promises to intensify and expand the experience of all who come in contact with The Saint John's Bible.


Author : Peter Pearson
Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2009-10-01
Page : 144
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 0819226858
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This is the sequel to the author’s previous work, A Brush with God, for advanced beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers. It presents greater detail and instructions for creating entirely new icons. One major feature of the new book is the full-page sketches that artists can photocopy and use as the basis of their own icons, providing a unique and much-requested resource. Chapters and topics include: 1. Introduction and contemporary reflections on iconography, spirituality, and technique. 2. Highlighting folds on full-length figures, including black and white renderings of draped legs, arms, and torsos. 3. Architectural and landscape renderings in Byzantine iconography, including background shadow and highlighting techniques, plus inverse perspective. 4. Festal icons, involving multiple figures, landscapes, architecture, furniture, vegetation, and animals. 5. Construction of heads, figures, and analysis of whole compositions, sacred geometry and proportion.