It’s hard to say whether the revival of icons is the outcome of rising religiosity in general, a growing need to manifest one’s faith, or simply the search for some kind of salvation in a time of political and economic uncertainty. Nancy Westman went to St. Petersburg for a closer study of modern iconography; she also spoke to a couple of Swedish iconographers.
A journalist focusing on the arts. Her main focus during the last two decades has been on the visual arts and dance. She has worked with radio, television, and printed media. Also served as Sweden’s cultural counselor in Washington, DC, and written a number of books and translated novels by Philip Roth.