Thème Art byzantin

The Image of God the Father and Who Is the Ancient of Days

The first part of this book is a revision of one of a similar name: The Image of God the Father in Orthodox Theology and Iconology; new colored images have been added to this edition. The second half deals with the identity of the mysterious figure, the Ancient of Days, who appears in the prophet Daniel’s vision as told in Dn 7:9-22. Who is he?

The-Not-So-Penetrating Look

What is the role of eyes in icons? Do they have theological significance or just a matter of style and piety? This study wants to show that, like in human relationships, the eyes in icons allows us to enter into communion with the person represented. If the look is not one-to-one, eye-to-eye, the communion is greatly diminished.