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bella
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How an icon is displayed should be taken into account. Many large icons look quite different close up - they are made to be viewed at a distance. Maybe that's what the images you posted are.

Don't forget that every icon was "modern" or "new" at one time in history - unless it was a copying work.

Personally, I see nothing wrong with Mr. Gibson's iconic logo.

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I'm with Tom. While there is certainly a place for a "loose" handling of paint, in the right hands (eg; Gregory Kreug) this stuff strikes me as garish and sloppy, and diverging from the stillness that should be expressed in an icon.

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A little speechless actually.

As an art work I think they are OK but not as an icon for me. I am sure they will appeal to others on some level. They seem to lack that inner peace that invokes prayer and I think Christ is smiling at me in the last one. Kind of a Chagall coloring.

I suppose you could do anything on a theme. I noticed, as everyone probably has, that Mel Gibson's film company logo is a small piece of the Virgins face. Not sure what to make of that stuff.

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No comment?

What about something like that:

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/5676/hristossa8.jpg

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What is your opinion about mixature of modern painting styles and Byzantine iconography? Do you think that influence of impressionism, for example, to iconography is bad?

Click on link below to see an icon (or just picture?) of Christ inspired by Van Gogh.

http://www.waysha.com/Impressionistic_Christ.jpg

So, how do you like it?

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