Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Can Anyone Identify Who Painted this Beautiful Icon?

I was trawling the net and saw this in Google images. It was posted on on Pinterest and I couldn’t track down where it comes from. If anyone out there can help, let us know!

I don’t know what you think of it, but I love it. The expressions on the faces show the love between Our Lady and  Our Lord without straying into sentimentalism; the grace, pattern and flow of line in the design is exquisitely handled and in harmonic rhythm, and the color harmony is perfect - bright and attractive, without ever looking like a fluorescent print on a nylon T-shirt.

From the style, it looks to be a modern icon, from the last 40 years or so...beyond that I’m clueless. Does anyone have any answers? As they used to say on Blue Peter (British readers will understand the reference): answers on postcard....or failing that, in the comments box below.

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