The Orthodox Christian style of icon painting is a highly symbolic and spiritual art form that has been practiced for centuries. It is a deeply sacred tradition steeped in religious symbolism and is used as a means of prayer and contemplation.
Each icon is carefully crafted using a specific set of rules and guidelines, which have been passed down through generations of artists.
The figures depicted in Orthodox Christian icons are often stylized and highly symbolic. They are portrayed with exaggerated features and a sense of otherworldly beauty and transcendence, often shown with halos or other symbols of their divine nature.
The piece that I created depicts Archangel Michael with a sense of power and grace that inspires and uplifts.
"Icon painting is also very special to me because it serves as a reminder of the deep connection I have to my homeland Macedonia. Known for its rich cultural heritage and history, it is also a home to some of the finest examples of Byzantine-style iconography in the world, with many churches and monasteries featuring stunning frescoes and icons. They are a source of pride for the Macedonian people, as their beauty and symbolism continue to inspire and captivate visitors from around the world." ~Vesna
11”x14”x0.5" - “Archangel Michael” - Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Wood.
- The Painting is signed on the back and the front.
- It includes Certificate Of Authenticity.
- The edges are painted in dark brown glaze so the wood grain is still visible. Wire is installed on the back frame of the wood, so it’s ready to hang.