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THE POWER OF ICONS
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THE POWER OF ICONS
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Nederlandstalige versieDE KRACHT VAN IKONEN

THE POWER OF ICONS

Russian and Greek icons 15th-19th century. The Morsink Collection


Icons fascinate us more than ever. Through the ages they have lost none of their power to express and inspire. Is it the impartial way in which they depict Christian themes that also relate to more general human experience ? Do the simplicity and clarity of their representations play a role in our fascination ? Are we intrigued by the hidden symbolism ? This splendidly illustrated book presents a collection of unique icons not usually seen outside the confines of the living room. A collection assembled by the brothers Simon and Hugo Morsink, both passionate icon lovers and art dealers. Accompanying texts, to which international experts have contributed, explain the meaning of these Greek and Russian icons, dating from the 15th to the 19th century, while several essays take the reader inside the fascinating world of this ancient Christian art form.

ISBN: 978-5349-590-2
Publication date: Jun 2006
Pages: 184
Illustrations: 132

Size:24 x 30 cm


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Hardcover
€48,00
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