Icons, iconography in art, Orthodox icons

Orthodox icons, iconography; Orthodox icon museums and websites; Russian and Greek Orthodox icons; religious iconography in art; sacred symbols

A comprehensive directory of Orthodox iconography websites
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American Orthodox iconography *

American Orthodox Church, a list of Icon webpages.

Icon gallery.

Damascene Gallery
The gallery offers many different types of icons, including authentic antique icons, beautiful newly painted icons, brass icons and a unique series of  mounted icons, consisting of high quality giclee prints mounted to traditional solid wood panels that capture much of the “look and feel” of traditional painted icons.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Orthodox Ministry ACCESS Icon Gallery.
Christ, the saints, Four Evangelists, Theotokos, angels, miracles, feasts.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America: Icons

Ateliíer St André. Byzantine Icons.
A web site created by a community of contemporary iconographers working in traditional Byzantine style, to explain the techniques of both icon painting and fresco, to define the principal components of Byzantine aesthetics, and to present examples of the work from the workshop.Atelier St André.

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British Isles Orthodox iconography *

Hart, Aidan. Sacred Icons. Aidan Hart 
Aidan Hart (Shropshire, U.K.), painter and carver of sacred icons. Aidan produces holy icons, carvings and metalwork on a commission or freelance project basis. See contact details for commissioning a work.

Buddhist iconography *

Buddhist art and architecture.
Borobodur, Sanchi, Stupas, Hand Mudras, Mandalas, Tibetan Art, Tangkas.

The Huntington Archive
The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art represents over thirty-five years of field documentation photography.

Urthona
A Journal exploring art and Buddhism.

Byzantine iconography *

Icons Explained. A Guide to Byzantine Icons on the Internet

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Online exhibitions of over 1000 ancient icons.
The Temple Gallery, London.

Andreas Menelaou
Andreas Menelaou one of the top Canadian-Cipriot Byzantine Greek Orthodox master iconography mural artists working today. Over the years he has hand-painted portable icons for private devotion as well as large wall murals for individuals or Greek Orthodox Churches across Canada, USA, Greece and Cyprus.

Byzantine Icons Workshop
Handcrafted orthodox icons of Christ, Theotokos, Saints, Feasts and travel icons. All christian icons are painted with egg tempera on wooden panels or canvas, 23 karat gold and special technique of gold-carving.

Greek Orthodox Icons *

Icons (or ikons) gallery from the Church of Greece.
Ecclesia

Icon gallery from The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Iconograms. Orthodox Icons

Icons and Iconography
The Orthodox Christian Information Centre

Treasures from Mount Athos
The Treasures of Mount Athos. Hellenic Ministry of Culture. An online exhibition: incunabula, Slavonic manuscripts, Greek manuscripts, Georgian manscripts, music manuscripts, carving, ceramics.

Hilander Monastery

St Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai

Official Website of the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine at Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt.

St. Catherine’s Monastery (Sinai)
Orthodoxwiki

 

Online exhibitions of over 1000 ancient icons.

The Orthodox Church and its Icons

OrthodoxWiki,
a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Orthodox Christianity that anyone can edit.

Panailidisa, Sotirios
Sotirios Panailidis, Greek iconographer and painter. Painting and Byzantine Hagiography.

Wikipedia entry on ancient icons

Mt Athos *

Mount Athos Icons

The Official Mount Athos Website

The Mt. Athos Collection
Unique Byzantine icons, handmade by hagiographers on Mt. Athos.

Ecumenical Patriarchate. Icons of the Holy Mount Athos

Treasures from Mount Athos
The Treasures of Mount Athos. Hellenic Ministry of Culture. An online exhibition: incunabula, Slavonic manuscripts, Greek manuscripts, Georgian manuscripts, music manuscripts, carving, ceramics.

Mount Athos. Wikipedia entry.
With many illustrations of the Byzantine art treasures on Mount Athos.

UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Mount Athos

Mount Athos. Wikipedia entry.
With many illustrations of the Byzantine art treasures on Mount Athos.


Iconography, by Eleftherios Foulidis.

Metropolitan Museum of Art article on Byzantine icons.
Icons and Iconoclasm in Byzantium

OrthodoxWiki,
a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Orthodox Christianity that anyone can edit.

Traditional Byzantine iconography by Paul Azkoul, a member of the Orthodox Church.

Wikipedia entry on the Icon.

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Gold leaf techniques *

Gold leaf techniques, water gilding, gesso.

Traditional icon techniques.

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Hindu iconography *

Hindu devotional paintings.

Hindu pictures, symbols, paintings, Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Hindu temples and ashrams reference centre.

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Icon galleries *

Icons and Iconography
The on-line gallery of Russian icon master Vladimir Blagonadezhdin.

Icons (or ikons) gallery from the Church of Greece. Ecclesia

The Russian Icon Gallery

Andrei Rublev Museum
Moscow, Russia; a selection of icons from their permanent collection.

A Guide to Byzantine Icons on the Internet
A resource of annotated links to Byzantine icons. Describes essential feature of icons, iconostasis and most common icon types. Includes index of contemporary iconographers, index of icon websites and icon galleries.

Icons of the Saris Museum at Bardejov
Slovakia

Iconography and religious art, a collection of pictures at Pinterest.

Ikons: Windows into Heaven
The history and development of iconography, details of the craft, examples of icons and other works by Bob Atchison.

Izograph Studio
Icons written by iconographer Xenia Pokrovsky, reviver of iconography in the USSR.

Orthodox Iconography
Orthodox Byzantine iconography, listed by iconographer. The Iconic and Symbolic in Orthodox Icons

 

Image. A Journal of the Arts and Religion
Image explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art through contemporary fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, and dance.

Islamic iconography *

Islamic Patterns and Geometry

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Journals and blogs *

Image. A Journal of the Arts and Religion
Image explores the relationship between Judeo-Christian faith and art through contemporary fiction, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, film, music, and dance.

Orthodox Arts Journal
The Orthodox Arts Journal publishes articles and news for the promotion of traditional Orthodox liturgical arts. The journal covers visual arts, music, liturgical ceremony and texts, and relevant art history and theory.

Icon Diploma Student
A blog by iconography student Veronica (Ronnie) Cruwys, Staffordshire, U.K.

Iconography in Art History
A thematic research collection contributing to art data analysis and the quantitative approach in art history.

A Reader’s Guide to Orthodox Icons

San Miguel Icons
A blog on icons, by Mary Jane Miller.

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Manuscripts; illuminated manuscripts and Bibles.

Modern Orthodox iconographers *

Heavenly Art.net. Byzantine icons by Vivian Karayiannis.
A virtual gallery with abstracts, watercolors, Byzantine icons, Mediterranean oil landscapes, angels, frescoes as well as lots of links. The artist offers workshops and painting lessons.

Orthodox Crafts/Theopania
Theophania is a crafting studio that specializes in creating exquisite handmade Orthodox Christian themed crafts. They work with highly skilled artisans with years of experience in iconography, wood carving, mosaic and prayer rope tying.

Aidan Hart Sacred Icons
Includes over 200 icons and frescoes by Aidan Hart, plus over 20 articles on iconography and church architecture. Workshops are also available. Shropshire, England

Mount Athos *

Mount Athos. Friends of Mount Athos

Treasures from Mount Athos
The Treasures of Mount Athos. Hellenic Ministry of Culture. An online exhibition: incunabula, Slavonic manuscripts, Greek manuscripts, Georgian manscripts, music manuscripts, carving, ceramics.

Mount Athos. Wikipedia entry.

UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Mount Athos

 

Orthodox Byzantine Iconography, Ikon gallery. 
Ikon techniques, visual theology, iconographers’ prayers.

Orthodox Research Institute
Resources for Orthodox Christians and those interested in Orthodoxy.

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Religion and the Arts, a journal from Boston College.
A Journal which promotes the development of discourses for exploring the religious dimensions of the verbal, visual and performing arts. 

Russian Orthodox Icons *

British Museum catalogue of Russian Orthodox icons.

Icons and Iconography
The on-line gallery of Russian icon master Vladimir Blagonadezhdin.

Orthodox Icons
The MIT (US) Orthodox Christian Fellowship icon page

OrthodoxWiki,
a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Orthodox Christianity that anyone can edit.

Russian Icons
Ikon History, Early Russian Ikons

Rublev, Andrei. Andrei Rublov, an early Russian Orthodox painter of icons.
Andrei Rublev Museum, Moscow, Russia. 5 images.

Russian traditional icons. Moscow icon painting school. Gallery of icons, easter eggs.

Russian icons, an extensive website directory.

Russian icons. XI – XII Century Icon Painting, Pre-Mongol Period, Kiev – Vladimir – Novgorod. Olga’s Gallery.

The Museum of Russian Icons
The Museum of Russian Icons was founded as a non-profit educational museum by Gordon Lankton. The collection includes about 370 Russian icons, the largest collection of its kind in North America.

Russian icons, Wikipedia entry.

The Temple Gallery, London. A specialist in Russian Orthodox icons.

Theophanes the Greek. Image gallery. Olga’s Gallery.

Wikimedia online gallery of Russian icon painters.

Wikipedia entry on ancient icons.

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The Saint John’s Illuminated Millenium Bible

The Sacred Feminine

Mother Goddess, Wikipedia entry.

Sacred symbols *

Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism

Jung, Carl G . The C G Jung Page

Myths Dreams Symbols, The Psychology of Dreams

Sacred Symbols and Places. World Mysteries.com.

Symbols, an online encyclopedia of Western signs and ideograms.

The Da Vinci Code, Wikipedia entry with essays and critical analysis.

Saints *

Orthodox Church Saints, Russian Orthodox Saints.

Western Saints Icons Project. A comprehensive online Western Saints’ gallery.

Schools and workshops for icon painting *

The Hexaemeron Workshop

Byzantine Icon Studio 

Icon Painting Schools, a directory from Orthodox Christianity.

Vladislav Andrejev. Prosopon School of Iconology

Techniques of Icon Painting. The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts
The Icon Painting course is taught by Irina Bradley. It covers the essentials of egg tempera painting, especially as it is used within the tradition of Orthodox

St. Gregory Nazianzen Orthodox Institute Icon Painting Diploma

Aidan Hart Sacred Icon (U.K.)
Aidan Hart runs several workshops on painting icons.Sretenie (Annunciation Cathedral in Moscow).jpg

Sretenie (Annunciation Cathedral in Moscow)  by Андрей Рублев


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George and the Dragon by anonymous. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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St Alexander of Svir by Unknown. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.