Here are some more icons.
From Mount Athos: John the Evangelist, from the 11th century. The gospel writer’s body is turned towards his scribe, but his eyes are towards Heaven, which is dictating to him. I could say that textual criticism shows a link between certain chapters, showing that other chapters have been interpolated later; and I still think that the idea of taking dictation from God directly is beautiful.
From Patmos: The Mother of God enthroned, 15th century.
From Bulgaria: Saint Anna. So the child on the lap is female, rather than male: Mary is with her mother.
Here is St Anna again, with her daughter and the Christ child. I found the three together fascinating.