Balancing Creativity and Tradition in Iconography

  • August 18, 2019
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  • Museum of Russian Icons
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  • Clinton, Massachusetts
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  • Lecture


Balancing Creativity and Tradition in Iconography

Maureen McCormick is a latter-day iconographer, affiliate instructor of the Prosopon School of Iconology and Iconography, and iconographer in residence at Trinity Church, Princeton (NJ). She attended her first iconography workshop with Vladislav Andrejev, founder of the School in 1996 and was immediately drawn to the medium and to the mystical theology that informs this centuries-old sacred art of the Christian East.

This illustrated lecture will explore the tension between tradition and creativity in the process of designing and executing icons in the 21st century. Using recently completed icons – including one inspired by an icon in the Museum's collection – Maureen will discuss the myriad decisions, artistic and theological, that the iconographer must make, all the while remaining within the canon of a century's old sacred art.


Times: 1:00 PM    Tickets: Members $6, Nonmembers $12    Phone: 9785985000    Website

Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton, 01510


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