June 29, 2014

Icoana veche a Sf. Petru si Pavel (cca 1050)

Icon of Sts. Peter and Paul from Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, circa 1050 ; Source: scanned from: В. Д. Сарабьянов, Э. С. Смирнова. История древнерусской живописи. М., ПСТГУ, 2007, стр. 59 Cf. bit.ly/1qFxn7R

There is some mysterious corporeality floating around the icon, the mystery coming from the fact that it is and it is not unlike the corporeality of we call a real (physical) body.