Tag: Iconographer

Pandemic inspires artist to create icon of Christ as healer

Pandemic inspires artist to create icon of Christ as healer

| Michelle Martin | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

When word came that Illinois residents were being asked to stay home and the Archdiocese of Chicago suspended public Masses in mid-March, Chicago-based iconographer Joseph Malham was at loose ends, like so many others.

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Forever in blue jeans: How a Stillwater artist brought the future-saint to life

Forever in blue jeans: How a Stillwater artist brought the future-saint to life

| Christina Capecchi | November 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

It has become the most widely known image of the Midwestern saint-to-be – an incredible outcome for a month-long effort painting with acrylic wash and gold leaf in his apartment while the sun set, incense filled the air and Gregorian chant played.

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Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots

Iraqi iconographer honors his Syriac roots

| Doreen Abi Raad | June 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Islamic State fighters overran Qaraqosh, Iraq, in the summer of 2014, Mothana Butres was able to grab only a single volume from his father’s collection of thousands of Syriac books and manuscripts.

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Work of local iconographer subject of Basilica exhibition

Work of local iconographer subject of Basilica exhibition

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

For years, icons created by local iconographer Nicholas Markell have been included in the Basilica of St. Mary’s icon procession, held annually at the Minneapolis parish to coincide with All Saints Day. This year’s procession Nov. 4 will be no exception.

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Western-influenced 19th-century icons on display at Russian Museum of Art

Western-influenced 19th-century icons on display at Russian Museum of Art

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Russian Sacred Art: Connecting Heaven and Earth” opened at the museum Oct. 14. According to the museum’s description of the exhibition, 19th-century icons are the “least well known and appreciated” in Russia’s centuries-old icon tradition.

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Student says religious icons are ‘transitions, windows into spirituality’

Student says religious icons are ‘transitions, windows into spirituality’

| Mary K. Tilghman | June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Layer by layer, an icon comes to life. First dark colors obscure the brilliant white gesso covering a wooden board. Brighter and paler colors and shiny gold leaf follow.

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Church’s memorial icon offers blend of East and West

Church’s memorial icon offers blend of East and West

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is only fitting that a parish photographer be remembered with an image. In this case, the image is a 5-foot-by-5-foot icon written by local iconographer Debra Korluka of Stillwater.

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