Icon Stories from Lithuania

I am filling in as an instructor this year at EMU for the uber-talented Dr. Jerry Holsopple who is on sabbatical in Lithuania.  Never one to be fearful of the technical,  the detailed or the intense, Jerry is learning icon painting while there.  It soccursq to me that this is an ancient form of telling stories… and actually known also known as “icon writing”… as Jerry explains…

Paulette, I am only a beginner when it comes to the painting, although I feel like I am making progress daily.  It is a long and challenging process.  As I have studied and worked the term writing an icon is more theological than because of the idea of grammar.  It is writing because it is the same function as those who wrote scripture and is on the same level of importance revealing God.  It is the idea of writing in the truth.

I attached two I am currently working on. Sister Maria – died for harboring Jews during WW2 in France and Maximilian was a 3rd century conscientious objector to war.  I am in the process of shading, but they are beginning to take shape.   – Jerry

Beautiful!!  Thank you, Jerry.

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Filed under Adventures in Teaching Things Digital 2010, Qutotable

One response to “Icon Stories from Lithuania

  1. JayCSosa

    Great to hear a little about what Jerry is up to. Thanks!

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