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How To Start Collecting Icons

In order to learn to understand and love icons, you need time and patience.

You will really need to study and expose yourself to this special form of art to truly get involved with it. Especially the western observer, who rarely comes into contact with icons, has to train his eye to fully appreciate these works of art. You can achieve this by viewing as many icons as possible.

The most agreeable way to experience icons is to look at them in the churches and abbeys of Greece or Russia. This way, you will gradually develop a feeling for this form of art, and you will notice the striking differences between the icons, which – for the untrained eye – initially all seem to look the same. In order to better understand the background, history and iconography of individual works, it may be useful to immerse yourself into the literature on icons. We are always happy to help as a competent point of contact.

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