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Icons

How depict the invisible? How picture the inconcivable? How give expression to the limitless, the immeasurable, the invisible? How give form to immensity? How paint immortality? How localise mystery?

John of Damascus


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Animals

Landscapes

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Christmas cards

Mother of God Eleousa Christ the Saviour The Archangel Gabriel

Mother of God Eleousa

Christ the Saviour

The Archangel Gabriel

Mandylion Mothe of God Eleousa Christ

Mandylion

Mother of God Eleousa

Christ

Don't cry for me, Mother Christ the Saviour Mother of God Hodegetria

Don't cry for me, Mother

Christ the Saviour

Mother of God Hodegetria

Christ Pantokrator Emmanuel The Archangel Gabriel

Christ Pantokrator

Emmanuel

The Archangel Gabriel


Icons are both in techniques, motives and in purpose the exact opposite of modern art.
In spite of this - or perhaps because of it - they still speak to us.

Text and images: Marianne Selvik