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Embodying the Holy

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Thursday 30 December 2010, by Icon Network

October 6, 2010 - March 7, 2011

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Embodying the Holy

Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism

October 6, 2010 - March 7, 2011

Embodying the Holy compares sacral representations in the Eastern Orthodox Christian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, juxtaposing Greek, Russian, and Byzantine icons with traditional Tibetan Buddhist thangkas.

Icons in both traditions share a surprising number of similarities, and parallels can be drawn between iconographic schemes, compositional structure, and narrative techniques. The exhibition also explores important differences in the art of these traditions.

Curated by Ramon Prats and Martin Brauen.

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