Thursday 15th November 2018
The British Association of Iconographers Icons for Unity exhibition will be opened on Thursday 15th November 2018 at 10.30am (time to be confirmed) by Dr Stéphane René who will deliver a lecture after the opening ceremony.
Stéphane René and Prof Issac Fanous
Stéphane René is a Patron of the British Association of Iconographers and is a leading exponent of the Neo-Coptic School of Iconography. He studied under the founder, the late Prof. Isaac Fanous, at the Institute of Coptic Studies, Cairo. He received his PhD from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1990. He teaches regular classes and leads workshops internationally. He supervises doctoral research in iconography at the Prince’s School of Traditional Art, London, and is the director of Sacred Space Galleryat St John’s Notting Hill, London. His work can be found in Coptic, Anglican and Catholic churches in Europe and the USA. A few examples of his work can be found at here.
Friday 16th November 2018
Dr. Guillem Ramos-Poquí MA(RCA) PhD (Fine Art Painting). Patron of the British Association of Iconographers.will deliver a lecture on Friday 16th November at 2pm.
Dr. Guillem Ramos-Poquí
' The Tradition of the Triumphant Christ in XII-XIII century Italy'
Using Power Point projections, the lecture will illustrate the sacred tradition of the Triumphant Christ in Italy, comparing the use of iconography and narrative which accompanies them.
Most people are familiar with the image of Christ on the Cross which spoke to Saint Francis of Assisi in the San Damiano chapel of the St Clare nuns in Assisi. It was there that Christ asks him to 'rebuild his Church' (a scene which was depicted in one of the frescos by Giotto in the Basilica). The San Daminano cross of St Francis followed the early tradition of depicting the Triumphant Christ, with his eyes open, looking at us as he stretches his arms showing us his wounds. In early Italian frescoes the crucified Triumphant Jesus is often dressed as a priest ( as in the VIII century fresco in the Church of Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome). Likewise he is also depicted in the crosses of Catalan Romanesque XIIc sculpture. However, the tradition of painted crosses like the one in San Damiano, are accompanied by a series of small panels depicting New Testament scenes. During the XII-XIII c, in parts of Italy, particularly Umbria, a large number of these crosses were seen in Churches. These beautiful Italo-Byzantine crosses are part of the Latin Tradition of Sacred art inspired by St Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). They are now to be found in museums such as the Museum of St Mateo in Pisa, the Ufizzi Gallery and the Palazzo Barberini in Florence, and collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan NY, the Louvre Museum in Paris, and the Victoria and Albert in London.
Saturday 17th November 2018
Aidan Hart, Patron of the British Association of Iconographers will deliver a lecture on Saturday 17th November. (time to be advised)
Aidan is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church living in Britain, and has been a full-time icon painter and carver for over twenty-five years. He has works in more than twenty countries of the world and in many cathedrals and monasteries. His aim, in accordance with the Byzantine icon tradition, is to make liturgical art that manifests the world transfigured in Christ. For inspiration Aidan draws in particular on the Byzantine, Russian and Romanesque icon traditions. As you will see on his website, Aidan and his growing team of artisans work in a variety of liturgical arts – carving, fresco, mosaic and liturgical furnishings as well as panel icons. He also offers consultancy, lectures, teaches and writes.
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