Saturday, July 11, 2009

LOOK: Tripped out folk icon, from Kiev

The Blessed Virgin of Pechersk, mid. 19th century

I added this one to the collection today. It is from a Kiev school of folk painters; they used funky curve-linear lines, explosive colors and floral patterns vs. the stolid aesthetics of traditional Orthodox iconography.

...currently researching patterns of fungi ingestion in the region.

5 comments:

Mona said...

Fungi ingestion always good to investigate (LOL!)
Regards/

BoneFarm said...

Get tripped, lay low!

Owen said...

Fungi ingestion ??? Can't wait !

Bluesfrau said...

And they were clever, too, in the colour choice: Red and Green. Complementary colours (like black and white). It's very much a dualist statement. In the middle you have the "son", in yellow - representing the Sun, most likely (golden child).
Interesting picture. Thanks for sharing!

fucoid said...

yes, they completely discard orthodox color symbols