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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #240 on: November 08, 2010, 04:01:12 PM »
You're welcome blessOTMA =] .

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #241 on: November 11, 2010, 12:17:25 PM »
Imperial Family:
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #242 on: November 14, 2010, 11:33:12 AM »
Olga:

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #243 on: November 14, 2010, 11:55:09 AM »
WOW completely new to me and lovely...thank you!

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« Reply #244 on: November 15, 2010, 05:58:52 AM »
It is actually not "our" Olga, but her ancestor and saint patron, saint Olga, mother of st Vladimir (she lived in the 10th century).

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #245 on: November 15, 2010, 07:22:35 AM »
Thanks matuska for correction :). I feel embaressed for posting a wrong one :-[
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #246 on: November 15, 2010, 04:22:06 PM »
Thanks matuska for correction :). I feel embaressed for posting a wrong one :-[

Don't be embarrassed; it's happened to most of us at some point ;)

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« Reply #247 on: November 16, 2010, 12:04:16 AM »
I second you warmly, Dru!

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #248 on: November 16, 2010, 12:12:25 AM »
[Don't be embarrassed; it's happened to most of us at some point ;)
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #249 on: November 16, 2010, 01:52:23 PM »
Thanks Dru, Matushka and Blessotma <3
This icon is already posted, but I have it in better quality


The members of the IF are beautifully portrayed in this icon, but the presence of Rasputin kinda ruin it for me :|
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #250 on: November 16, 2010, 03:42:49 PM »
I agree. Rasputin does not belong on a religious icon. He is not even "blessed".
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #251 on: November 16, 2010, 06:11:30 PM »
I agree. Rasputin does not belong on a religious icon. He is not even "blessed".

I concur.


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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #252 on: November 16, 2010, 11:50:19 PM »
His location is troubling as well. Like he's Alexi's  puppet master. By the location and facial expression, the artist has made Rasputin more important in the picture than the family. imo

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #253 on: November 17, 2010, 09:03:26 AM »
Nice observation Blessotma, Rasputinís location is indeed troubling, heís standing behind Alexei like he is the master and Alexei is his puppet and by controlling Alexei heís also controlling the IF. What is also disturbing I have seen many icons portraying Rasputin as saint (whether alone, with the IF, or with Alexei). I donít know why some painters insist on portraying Rasputin as a saint because simply heís not one (and he will never be one)and also it give people wrong idea since many when looking to these icons will think Rasputin was canonized.
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #254 on: November 17, 2010, 09:43:06 AM »
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