Windows into Heaven: Understanding Russian Icons - 2 September

Saturday 2 September, 10.15-15.30

A day workshop looking at some important examples of Russian Icon painting, demonstrating how to decode Icon symbolism, examining some of the key biblical episodes focussed on by icon painters, and considering the use of colour and composition in the portrayals. During the day participants spent time contemplating key painters and miraculous stories associated with icons, as well as their use within homes and in Orthodox churches.

The speaker, Frances Eley, is a lecturer in Classics and Archaeology for the Open University, who has particular research interests in ancient Mystery Religions.

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