Wednesday, March 16, 2011
MOSAICS AT ST VLADIMIR RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
The one word for the glittering mosaics at St. Vladimir's Russian Orthodox Church is awe-inspiring. Tiny pieces of glass and stone make up the stylized figures on the exterior of this golden-domed Byzantine Church, built in 1938. Byzantine icon artists invented an ideal geometry and depicted human forms and features according to it. Here, the circle foms the underlying geometric figure, emphasized by the form of the haloed heads.