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The Mystical Language of Icons Product Detail:
- Author : Solrunn Nes
- Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
- Release : 10 April 2009
- ISBN : 9780802864970
- Page : 112 pages
- Rating : 4/5 from 1 voters
The Mystical Language of Icons Book Summary/Review:
Solrunn Nes, one of Europe?s most admired iconographers, here 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, illustrating each step with photographs, and includes more than fifty of her own original works of art.