Saints Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church
Address: 2245 W. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60612 ..
Architect: Jaroslav Korsunsky of Minneapolis ...
I found some very intereting information on it's official website ...
Excerpts from it ...
The colors employed, are meant to convey a message. Christ, for example, is portrayed in a burgundy robe covered by another blue robe. Burgundy here denotes royalty and, by extension, divinity while blue symbolizes humanity. Jesus is God before all ages, thus the burgundy undergarment. In His nativity, however, He takes on humanity; thus, the blue outer garment. With the Mother of God it is just the opposite. Mary is a human [blue undergarment], who takes on divinity in bearing the Son of God [burgundy outer garment] ....
Iconography is the term used when speaking of the paintings in the church. Since they are not painted for the sake of decoration or simple aesthetic pleasure, they are not ordinary paintings. "Icon" in Greek means "image" of the world transfigured by the power of God. Viewers often note the abstraction of icons. This abstraction (e.g., a tampering with proportions and the composition of iconographic scenes) is usually an attempt to represent the otherness of the transfigured universe. The reality of which the saints partake is a transformed reality.
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