A Beautiful Icon of the Mother of God
I was trawling the net and saw this in Google images.
I don’t know what you think of it, but I love it. The expressions on the faces show the love between Our Lady and Our Lord without straying into sentimentalism; the grace, pattern and flow of line in the design is exquisitely handled and in harmonic rhythm, and the color harmony is perfect – bright and attractive, without ever looking like a fluorescent print on a nylon T-shirt.
It took some work and help from others but eventually I found out that it was painted by a Roumanian iconographer called Monica Vasiloaia, you can see her work here.