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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #270 on: February 11, 2011, 04:21:02 PM »
Icons are so beautiful.

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #271 on: February 11, 2011, 06:24:48 PM »
VOF, never saw that one so big! Lovely! Thank you!

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« Reply #272 on: February 12, 2011, 07:23:31 AM »
You’re welcome =),Alexei:

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« Reply #273 on: March 15, 2011, 07:48:58 AM »
From the eBay artist, the imperial family:

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« Reply #274 on: March 15, 2011, 10:48:20 AM »
It's great the faces look  like the family, but icons as well. Remarkable

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« Reply #275 on: March 24, 2011, 11:37:13 AM »
On eBay, the imperial family:

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« Reply #276 on: March 24, 2011, 07:56:23 PM »
Voyageroffreedom, thanks for posting the Alexei's Icon. St. Alexei's icon, I am amazed how his life was painted in just 5 scenes in the background, hemophilia and illness' days, meeting with Rasputin, visiting front, captivity and murder. Such a terrible image for 13 years.
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« Reply #277 on: March 24, 2011, 09:30:43 PM »
Very interesting icon of the Holy Tsarevich Alexei. What does the lower left scene represent? His mother bathing in St. Seraphim's well to conceive him?

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« Reply #278 on: March 24, 2011, 09:36:11 PM »
What  else was there to depict Nena ? His was such a short life and he was just a little boy. IMO Rasputin did not deserve to be depicted on an icon of the Church.
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« Reply #279 on: March 24, 2011, 09:37:45 PM »
Voyageroffreedom, thanks for posting the Alexei's Icon. St. Alexei's icon, I am amazed how his life was painted in just 5 scenes in the background, hemophilia and illness' days, meeting with Rasputin, visiting front, captivity and murder. Such a terrible image for 13 years.
nena, I didn't really notice the background pictures of that icon until your comment...thank you, you got me to look  at it again.
 It's remarkable! And indeed when it's put that way,  his life was very hard and  sad. Yet Alexei himself ,when well ,was so full of life, one  often forgets the sadness.
Very interesting icon of the Holy Tsarevich Alexei. What does the lower left scene represent? His mother bathing in St. Seraphim's well to conceive him?
that is my guess

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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #280 on: March 24, 2011, 11:37:00 PM »
What  else was there to depict Nena ? His was such a short life and he was just a little boy. IMO Rasputin did not deserve to be depicted on an icon of the Church.

I don't think Nena meant there was anything else to depit, he simply meant that to see it all together as his life, was sad to see. I strongly agree with you that Rasputin has no place on an icon. I don't understand why he's there, honestly.

The icon of Alexei is fascinating. I've never seen an icon with so much going on symbolically. It's interesting to note the colors used with the clothing, I remember reading that the colors have symbolic meanings. Alexei is wearing green, which can symbolize hope, youth and eternal renovation. The red can symbolize martyrdom, life, passion, and life-giving energy.
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« Reply #281 on: March 24, 2011, 11:43:04 PM »
IMO Rasputin did not deserve to be depicted on an icon of the Church.
I strongly agree with you that Rasputin has no place on an icon. I don't understand why he's there, honestly.

But there is a prison guard and a Bolshevik murderer on it too. Don't you rather think the problematic issue is that Rasputin is depicted with a halo?

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« Reply #282 on: March 24, 2011, 11:49:53 PM »
IMO Rasputin did not deserve to be depicted on an icon of the Church.
I strongly agree with you that Rasputin has no place on an icon. I don't understand why he's there, honestly.

But there is a prison guard and a Bolshevik murderer on it too. Don't you rather think the problematic issue is that Rasputin is depicted with a halo?

That's more to what I was referring to, I just didn't make that clear. I also had in mind the other icons I've seen depicting Rasputin as a saint when he clearly is not!
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Re: Imperial Icons
« Reply #283 on: March 24, 2011, 11:59:41 PM »
I'm i possibly the only one here that does not think Rasputin was a devil?

he was no angel nor demon. he was human like me and you ...and yes he did had a wild side with it comes with drinking and sex. but who here never did any of those things?  I don't hate the man, if he was humble and quite about his status and friendship with the Imperial family and not bragging he possibly wouldn't have be killed. but he did and he got killed, politics sucks in many ways.

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« Reply #284 on: March 25, 2011, 12:08:16 AM »
I quite agree with you, Mandie, and am wondering what the IF's distant Norwegian cousin Princess Märtha Louise de los Angeles who is very into guardian angels, healers and spiritism thinks of Rasputin and indeed the whole saintly IF.
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