Interior of the Sandor Teszler Library
Sandor Teszler Library

 In Orthodox Christianity, the icon has been a central emblem of the faith from perhaps as early as the 6th century.  These images of Jesus, Mary, the saints and other religious figures typically are painted on wood panels, though sometimes rendered in metal relief.  They are conventional in composition and depiction and follow a strict adherence to accepted models for each figure.  In the Russian Orthodox Church the styles and types of icons have show a wide range of development, including traditional Byzantine patterns as well as later influences from Western European art.  For their beauty and power, they have been called "windows to Heaven."

Drs. Francis and Livia Robicsek have made their collection of icons available for exhibition at Wofford College during this Christmas season. 


The Sandor Teszler Library
Gallery - Wofford College

November 1 - December 16, 2008

Information: (864) 597-4300


Icons for a Holy Season

Selections from the icon collection of
Drs. Francis and Livia Robicsek

Mary and Baby Jesus


Opening reception
Saturday, November 1
5:30 - 7:30 pm