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ICONS-TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY HANDS

by magda on Mar.10, 2009, under other stories

ukrzyzowanie1mb-korsunska2The icons featured are the work of my older brother Andrew who is a graphic designer and an icon painter . Andrew has undertaken many public and private commissions for various churches, chapels, institutions and individuals
His work is based on Byzantine and Russian images,  but he has also composed many new icons to meet specific devotional functions. These contemporary interpretations are an opportunity for the continuity of the universal spiritual precepts of icon painting.
Andrew has studied the various parts of mainland Greece, Northern and Southern Cyprus, Istanbul, Ravenna and Sicily in order to explore Byzantine art and icons.
As well as exhibiting Andrew has also taught groups and individuals the medieval techniques necessary for icon painting; gesso preparation, gilding and the particular use of egg tempera. This practical tuition is in relation to the art historical context of icons and emphasizing the need for continuity of tradition, spiritual function and above all, presence.
Andrew is currently working on a large number of exhibitions planned for this summer.
He has also¬† been invited to show his work to the public at a few major Cathedrals and of course, being his little sister, I would condescend to let him join us at our “Catch..”at Covent Garden…;-))
Magdalena

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