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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 Damaskus



GALLERIES

Icons

St. Georg and the dragon Christ Pantokrator Mother of God Hodegetria

St. Georg and the dragon

Christ Pantokrator

Mother of God Hodegetria

Mandylion Christ Pantokrator Mother of God Eleousa

Mandylion

Christ Pantokrator

Mother of God Eleousa

Josef and baby Jesus Christ Pantokrator The prophet Elias in the desert

Josef and baby Jesus

Christ Pantokrator

The prophet Elias in the desert

Mother of God Eleousa King and High Priest The archangel Gabriel

Mother of God Eleousa

King and High Priest

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