Faith in Art – rediscovering the ancient craft of iconography – 3/25/17


Valerie Sinkus The Easter story has served as inspiration to Christian iconography for thousands of years.
Christian iconographer Valerie Sinkus discusses the sacred process of writing an icon. Valerie, a Camaldolese Oblate who practices and teaches this ancient craft, will explore the history of icons and their unique niche in Church art.
Peggy and Valerie continue their discussion of the history and practice of Christian iconography and accept calls from listeners who have questions or comments on the subject.
In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy lists her top five most profound images from the Passion of Christ.
In Chatting with Catholics, Peggy takes her microphone to a third grade classroom at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and asks the students, “if you could paint a picture of heaven, what would it look like?”


3 thoughts on “Faith in Art – rediscovering the ancient craft of iconography – 3/25/17

  1. Tonight (Saturday night) you had your countdown to the five paintings you’d love to paint if you were a painter, and the final one (#1 on your list) was Sts Peter and John running to the empty tomb, and you (I think) said the name of an artist who painted a such a painting you have seen. Who was the artist of this painting? Did I understand you correctly?


    • Tony –
      The artwork I referenced is titled “the Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection” by Eugene Burnand. A spectacularly moving work of art (in my opinion). Last I knew, it was on display at the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. — Peggy


  2. Fascinating interview and subject. Love the contemplative prayerful aspect of “putting scripture to color” with “little bits of divine light” as one “writes” an ICON.
    Thank You, Valerie, for sharing your passion.


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