I am building a collection of these icons from Russia and Ukraine. They are native icons mostly painted by the poor.
But that’s why I love them. Their simple attempt and innocent style attracts me to them in comparison to the skilled artist whose style is also worthy of appreciation.
I’m really not a fan of printed icons or copies unless they’re a unique copy of an ancient piece that you cannot get anywhere else except from that particular dealer.
It’s exciting and the thrill of finding a place for it on my wall.
What is the icon ? It’s an image of the Theotokos when she was a child. Zechariah and Anne are to the left and the boy Jesus and Joseph to the right. In the heavens is the glorified Theotokos.
I’ll post a pic when it comes in.