Epiphany: for the Old School school

19 Jan

The diving for the cross, blessing of the waters…in Macedonia somewhere…


…and Cyprus


And here’s a random Russian image/icon of the Epiphany that brings up a question I’ve always had: how do Russians achieve that brilliant whiteness they use in icons and murals?  It’s almost as if no one else knew the secret.  It’s such an intense “non”-color that it serves as a foil to the saturated colors of the rest of the surface.  It’s actually a saturated white, which should be an oxymoron.  It’s beautiful.



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