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Michał Kalina said:
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What is the point of that?
In places were a Christian could be persecuted for having an icon, this one could easily be hidden when necessary.
Do you think it was painted for that? Seriously?
Because it can be done. Isn't it Russian? Brought to you by the same folks who built the biggest cannon, the biggest bell, the biggest church, the biggest empire, etc. Now, why not go to the other end of the scale?
 

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Shanghaiski said:
Michał Kalina said:
monkvasyl said:
Michał Kalina said:
What is the point of that?
In places were a Christian could be persecuted for having an icon, this one could easily be hidden when necessary.
Do you think it was painted for that? Seriously?
Because it can be done. Isn't it Russian? Brought to you by the same folks who built the biggest cannon, the biggest bell, the biggest church, the biggest empire, etc. Now, why not go to the other end of the scale?
You beat me to it.  :laugh: Russians are renowned for their miniatures, the Palekh region particularly so.

I've seen quite a few miniature icons, but never one that small! I'm impressed. Very impressed.
 

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I used to have a miniature icon like that. I attached it to the rearview mirror in the car. :)
 

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From the website of Holy Protection Monastery in White Haven, PA, see the Dormition icon in the attached file. 

Is it common for the "little" Lady in our Lord's hands to look like a cute baby with wings?  I want to pinch her cheeks! 
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
From the website of Holy Protection Monastery in White Haven, PA, see the Dormition icon in the attached file. 

Is it common for the "little" Lady in our Lord's hands to look like a cute baby with wings?  I want to pinch her cheeks! 
Oh, dear God! Sentimental fluff and nonsense! There oughta be a law ....

I can assure you that is is NOT common! Never have I seen wings on any holy one's soul, be it that of the Mother of God, or of any saint at his repose when his soul is taken to heaven by an angel.
 

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LBK said:
You beat me to it.  :laugh: Russians are renowned for their miniatures, the Palekh region particularly so.

I've seen quite a few miniature icons, but never one that small! I'm impressed. Very impressed.
If there any reason for it to be created other but boasting about skills? I mean, how can one kiss that for example?
 

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Michał Kalina said:
LBK said:
You beat me to it.  :laugh: Russians are renowned for their miniatures, the Palekh region particularly so.

I've seen quite a few miniature icons, but never one that small! I'm impressed. Very impressed.
If there any reason for it to be created other but boasting about skills? I mean, how can one kiss that for example?
My, you have a narrow view of certain things! So using one's talent for glorifying God isn't good enough? And how many icons painted directly onto church walls or inside cupolas have you kissed, Michal?  :police:
 

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LBK said:
Michał Kalina said:
LBK said:
You beat me to it.  :laugh: Russians are renowned for their miniatures, the Palekh region particularly so.

I've seen quite a few miniature icons, but never one that small! I'm impressed. Very impressed.
If there any reason for it to be created other but boasting about skills? I mean, how can one kiss that for example?
My, you have a narrow view of certain things! So using one's talent for glorifying God isn't good enough?
How it's gloryfing God? Can you give a single practical usage of that?
 

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Michał Kalina said:
LBK said:
Michał Kalina said:
LBK said:
You beat me to it.  :laugh: Russians are renowned for their miniatures, the Palekh region particularly so.

I've seen quite a few miniature icons, but never one that small! I'm impressed. Very impressed.
If there any reason for it to be created other but boasting about skills? I mean, how can one kiss that for example?
My, you have a narrow view of certain things! So using one's talent for glorifying God isn't good enough?
How it's gloryfing God? Can you give a single practical usage of that?
Are you not aware that icons are (should be) painted with prayer and fasting?

I'm also waiting for your answer to this:
And how many icons painted directly onto church walls or inside cupolas have you kissed, Michal?
 

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LBK said:
I'm also waiting for your answer to this:
And how many icons painted directly onto church walls or inside cupolas have you kissed, Michal?
Probably a couple whan I was a child. However, frescoes have also decorative and educational purposes what can't be said abut that.

Waiting for your answer.
 

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Michał Kalina said:
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I'm also waiting for your answer to this:
And how many icons painted directly onto church walls or inside cupolas have you kissed, Michal?
Probably a couple whan I was a child. However, frescoes have also decorative and educational purposes what can't be said abut that.

Waiting for your answer.
And an icon of the Mandylion has no teaching value??
 

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LBK said:
Michał Kalina said:
LBK said:
I'm also waiting for your answer to this:
And how many icons painted directly onto church walls or inside cupolas have you kissed, Michal?
Probably a couple whan I was a child. However, frescoes have also decorative and educational purposes what can't be said abut that.

Waiting for your answer.
And an icon of the Mandylion has no teaching value??
It hasn't sinceit has to watched with a magnifier.
 

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Michał Kalina said:
LBK said:
Michał Kalina said:
LBK said:
I'm also waiting for your answer to this:
And how many icons painted directly onto church walls or inside cupolas have you kissed, Michal?
Probably a couple whan I was a child. However, frescoes have also decorative and educational purposes what can't be said abut that.

Waiting for your answer.
And an icon of the Mandylion has no teaching value??
It hasn't sinceit has to watched with a magnifier.
You're clutching at straws again in your attempt to prove you're right, when all you're doing is showing up how shallow and mean-spirited you are. An icon doesn't stop being an icon, even when it is smaller than a thumbnail.

I again praise the skill, discipline and love of God of whoever painted this little gem. Does anyone know who he/she is?
 

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You again ignored the fact painting icons is not something you do for Guinness records.
 

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You again ignored the fact paintin icons is not something you do for Guinness records.
How do you know this was the reason for the painting of this miniature? Russians have been painting icon miniatures for many centuries, it's not a new phenomenon.

Give it up, Michal. You're looking more and more foolish and mean-spirited with each post.
 

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LBK said:
Michał Kalina said:
You again ignored the fact paintin icons is not something you do for Guinness records.
How do you know this was the reason for the painting of this miniature? Russians have been painting icon miniatures for many centuries, it's not a new phenomenon.

Give it up, Michal. You're looking more and more foolish and mean-spirited with each post.
You've still failed to provide a single reason why one would be painting them (apart from boasting about his skills).
 

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Michał Kalina said:
LBK said:
Michał Kalina said:
You again ignored the fact paintin icons is not something you do for Guinness records.
How do you know this was the reason for the painting of this miniature? Russians have been painting icon miniatures for many centuries, it's not a new phenomenon.

Give it up, Michal. You're looking more and more foolish and mean-spirited with each post.
You've still failed to provide a single reason why one would be painting them (apart from boasting about his skills).
Did/do the painters of Palekh paint their miniature icons simply to boast about their skills? Indeed, using your logic, every iconographer is simply to show off their artistic skill.

Go back and read my posts again. Your stubbornness is there for all to see.
 
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