Romanian Icons on Glass with Mihaela D. Leonida

Art - Lecture/Discussion

Saturday, November 17, 2012
3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Museum of Russian Icons
Auditorium, on the Lower Level
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
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Don't miss this informative lecture with Mihaela D. Leonida, Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Peasant icons on glass offer the strange image of a folk art, clearly outlined and unique in its technical quality and sensitivity. It is the result of the harmonious merging of moralizing teachings and the mythology of an ancient faith, of subjects taken from the Romanian folklore, from apocryphal books, and the precepts of a local ethical code, thousands of years old. The slight emotional emphasis therein is on the national and social context of a people with a stormy and too frequently changing history. The talk introduces the Romanian icons on glass in the cultural environment of Central and Eastern Europe making comparative notes and historic connections. Less known information about how the peasant iconographers prepared their own materials and the technical skills they mastered in creating these icons is presented together with many examples of icons on glass from different geographical areas of todays Romania.

Cost: Tickets: $7 for Museum members, $10 for nonmembers.

Public Woo Card: WOO Card holders receive 1 WOO point
College Woo Card: WOO Card holders receive 1 WOO point

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders

Phone: 978-598-5000x17

Last Modified: September 28, 2012 at 3:59 PM

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