Title: Real Presence: In Search of the Earliest Icons - Sr. Wendy Beckett
Publisher: Orbis Books
In Real Presence, Sister Wendy studies the earliest remaining icons of Christ and the saints—those few pieces that survived the wholesale destruction of icons in the eighth century. Sister Wendy shows how these icons are not only striking in their visual simplicity, but in their power to spiritually connect the viewer with the persons they depict, “drawing us out of our earth into their heaven.” Sister Wendy’s insights meld scholarship and spirituality, teaching her readers to look at visual art and celebrate both that which is seen and that which is unseen. See for yourself here.
From Image Newsletter of January 19, 2011.