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Religious icons powerpoint

  1. 1. Religious Icons <ul><li>Lesson Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>To explore the origins and style of religious Icons </li></ul><ul><li>To produce your own version of a religious Icon </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is an Icon? <ul><li>An Icon is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting. </li></ul><ul><li>The word ‘Icon’ comes from the Greek ‘eikon’ meaning ‘a holy image which is given special veneration’ </li></ul><ul><li>The Orthodox churches are most commonly associated with Icons </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Have a look at some examples of some religious Icons… </li></ul><ul><li>Some of them are almost 1000 years old! </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like or dislike about the style of art used? </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Anyone recognise this very famous example of an Icon? </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Some Icons were created from bronze or other precious metals. </li></ul><ul><li>Next time you are in the chapel, have a look for an example of this type of Icon which Mrs Koryl bought from Poland. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>One of the last ceramic Icons in existence, dating back from 900AD in Bulgaria. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>It takes a lot of skill and patience to produce a hand painted Icon. </li></ul><ul><li>Many nuns and monks train for many years to produce one-off originals that take months to produce! </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Many Orthodox churches are adorned with Icons… </li></ul><ul><li>Many Christians view Icons not just as pieces of art, but as a way to help us worship and focus on God during prayer and celebration. </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>There are many different types of religious Icons that you can buy! </li></ul><ul><li>Have a look next time you visit a religious shop or if your parish has a stall selling religious items! </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>Some modern artists have created Icon paintings of ‘modern day’ religious figures. </li></ul><ul><li>This one of Archbishop Oscar Romero depicts poverty, war and violence. </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>And again, Mother Teresa is shown in this example of a modern day Icon. </li></ul>
  12. 16. Your Task! <ul><li>You will be creating your own picture of a religious Icon. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be producing a draft on A4 (Or using Photoshop) which the Art department will then use to produce large paintings using your ideas as inspiration! </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a saint which you know about, or use the information that your teacher will give you. Try to include ideas that reflect something about the Saint’s life. </li></ul><ul><li>OR choose a modern day religious hero! </li></ul><ul><li>There will be PRIZES for the best pieces of work!! </li></ul>

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