Recovering the Icon
Leonid Ouspensky (1902-1987) settled in France following the Russian Revolution and worked as a talented but struggling commercial painter prior to discovering the icon, which became his life's work. Orthodox iconography had been in full decline since the seventeenth century, and Ouspensky set out to recover the genuine sources of Eastern Christian art and to recover the Tradition that had spawned them.
In this work, Schemamonk Patrick Doolan, a pupil of Ouspensky, has chosen and commented on more than 100 of Ouspensky's representative works. Icons, and sculptures and wood and stone as well as pressed metal, are included, giving us a broad range of the talent of this masterful teacher.
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