Thank you again for your interest to our work! We’ve had lots of little news, but Newsletter is just for the most serious, and the first one dates back to December 2017… Here they are:
Last June our friends launched a project, named “Saints of Undivided Church“ and we were invited to participate their first exhibition. It took place in National Museum of Belorussia in Minsk (December 20, 2017 – February 18, 2018. It was a great pleasure to be at the opening, – more than 200 visitors and a great bunch of icons, painted by almost a hundred iconographers from different countries. I admired how much freedom can iconographers have without pressure. To share the information I published some photos on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/25669502@N07 and we are happy to share our friend’s video on https://youtu.be…
The project continues and different iconographers continue to join it. Let me know if you are interested, – I will give you Sergei’s email (he speaks english well).
Icon Workshops in New Zealand and Australia went well, and this time we publish almost one hundred photos: www.sacredmurals.com/icon_writing_courses…
Now preparing to hold the ones in DC and New York, plus within two weeks we will launch another workshop in Italy. It’s going to be 6-10 September 2018 in Milano, made exclusively for iconographers-professionals and taught in italian.
Our latest internet discovery: A very famous illuminated manuscript of X-XI centuries “Menologion of Basil the II” was recently published online by Vatican Library: https://digi.vatlib.it/ .
Even though many images depict wild scenes of martyrdoms, it’s a great source of visual information, and may be very useful.
For many years we tried to build up a text, which could describe our working process, a “Manual“. Here is a current version of it: http://www.sacredmurals.com/manual.pdf, feel free to download and use it if you like. We hope to update it from time to time, and if you have any enquiries or comments, please feel free to share, – we will consider your feedback very seriously. In the nearest future we will add list of our favourite pigments, – what else should be changed??
Lately we also started to compose a “Bibliography for Iconographers”, as soon as it’s ready we shall publish it too. ANd if you have any of your favourite books, – books or quotations, which you think may be useful, – please share!
- After numerous recommendations we have opened an Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sacredmurals/ and started sharing our photos.
Welcome to subscribe, comment, like or dislike :).
- And as always at the end, our latest icons:
To be continued 🙂
With warmest regards,
Philip and Olga
Published on: February 18, 2018