Celebrating 25 years of the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography

(Editorial Note: this article was submitted by Lynette Hull, an iconographer trained in the Prosopon School) The Prosopon school of Iconology and Iconography will celebrate its 25th  anniversary by hosting a conference, entitled “Locating Prosopon,” at Princeton Theological Seminary, April 12 – 13, 2013. The Prosopon School, founded by Master Iconographer, Vladislav Andrejev, has taught […]

More Western Medieval Art

A few weeks ago, I posted a short piece on the Catalonia Museum and some beautiful icons, frescoes and objects that show the amazing unity between Orthodox Art and early medieval Western art. Petrus Agricola, on his Flickr stream has just posted many images (about 150), enamels, ivories and other objects form the Schnütgen Museum in Cologne, a […]

Roman Frescoes of the 8th Century

John Sanidopoulos of the quality Mystagogy blog has posted a nice little article on the restoration being done of 8th century Byzantine style frescoes in the Santa Maria Antiqua church of Rome. On Monday October 1st Italy’s Culture Ministry allowed a rare peak at a (EURO)3 million ($3.8 million) restoration of medieval frescoes in the […]

Transfiguration of Christ Icon

This text is a resume of a conference-slideshow presented at a meeting of the Saint John of Damascus Association, June 15, 1996 and published in the Sacred Art Journal 17, 2, (summer) 1996.   Thesis: The background of an icon should be either golden or of a light color. At the beginning of the slideshow, the […]