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Still, I don't get it/don't notice ;)
 

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Dominika said:
Still, I don't get it/don't notice ;)
Different, but not really "strange".
 

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The man looks to be smiling.

And a parrot! Did the saint own a parrot?  :)
 

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biro said:
The man looks to be smiling.

And a parrot! Did the saint own a parrot?  :)
in medieval imagery a parrot was a symbol for "the word made flesh" (because they could repeat human speech). 
 

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biro said:
The man looks to be smiling.

And a parrot! Did the saint own a parrot?  :)
Yes.
 

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Tallitot said:
biro said:
The man looks to be smiling.

And a parrot! Did the saint own a parrot?  :)
in medieval imagery a parrot was a symbol for "the word made flesh" (because they could repeat human speech).
Thanks.
 

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Was she a nurse?
 

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She disguised herself as a Red Cross nurse during a rescue of children.
 

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Lots of angels.
 

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The cover of my mixtape "Unafraid of da seas".
 

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I like the color scheme, though.
 

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Ainnir said:
I like the color scheme, though.
For Fr. Stamatis's work, it's tame enough that I like it too.
 

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That's quite beautiful.
 

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Icon of the innocents (Ikona nevinih). Painted by Croatian Catholic. It's an allusion to children martyrs from Bethlehem and victims of abortion, you can find it in this article: https://www.bitno.net/vijesti/hrvatska/zelite-izljecenje-rana-abortusa-pak-dar-roditeljstva-pavlini-pozivaju-dodite-pomolite-se-pred-ovom-ikonom/
 

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I do not like it.
 

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I don't really understand the idea of having the children's heads. It looks kind of unsettling because I don't see the bodies. Maybe the bodies are under the cloud floor?
 

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rakovsky said:


I don't really understand the idea of having the children's heads. It looks kind of unsettling because I don't see the bodies. Maybe the bodies are under the cloud floor?
I think I've seen Western versions of cherubim that are exactly this: childrens' heads with wings but no bodies. Usually they're just babies with wings, though.
 

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They're part of some bigger fresco I think, so maybe not so strange, but nice:





 

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Vine#/media/File%3ASpas_Loza_Istinnaya_ikona.jpg

I have a copy of this icon, but it annoys me that the apostles are not named.  I know the identities of some for sure, but not all.  Would someone know who’s who?
 

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Definitely not St. Matthias.
 

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Tiny detal - Eucharist = Church as inside it tehre is chalice and diskos. Edit: it's rather not for "strange" section but I didn't know where to put it.


 

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Mor Ephrem said:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Vine#/media/File%3ASpas_Loza_Istinnaya_ikona.jpg

I have a copy of this icon, but it annoys me that the apostles are not named.  I know the identities of some for sure, but not all.  Would someone know who’s who?
I found versions where abbreviations for the apostles are marked.

Peter and Paul are in the middle.
I think John and Matthew are on top.
Under them are Mark and Luke, respectively. That is:

John.................................Matthew
Mark...Peter...Christ...Paul...Luke
 

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rakovsky said:
Mor Ephrem said:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Vine#/media/File%3ASpas_Loza_Istinnaya_ikona.jpg

I have a copy of this icon, but it annoys me that the apostles are not named.  I know the identities of some for sure, but not all.  Would someone know who’s who?
I found versions where abbreviations for the apostles are marked.
Thanks, that’s helpful!
 

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I guess that underneath them on the left are Andrew, James, and Thomas, whereas on the right are Simeon, Bartholomew, and Philip. But it's not as certain because we are dealing with abbreviations, and those are the apostles who come to mind the strongest with those abbreviations. There was an apostle Thaddeus, but he seems less known than Thomas, and Thomas is commonly drawn as young. So the young Th apostle seems to be Thomas.
 

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Between icon and art
 

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It has quotation from canon of the Sunday of the Forefathers about Noah.
 
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