The Hospitality of Abraham – Antique Painting Technique | Mount Athos

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Τhe 22K gold background in combination with the vivid colors of the hagiography make this artwork unique. The Hospitality of Abraham has been crafted by father Pefkis, famous Greek hagiographer and graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy on Mount Athos.
Origin: Hagiography Workshop of Father Pefkis

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The Hospitality of Abraham – Antique Painting Technique from Mount Athos

Discover a unique artwork depicting the Hospitality of Abraham which has been crafted by the well known Greek hagiographer father Pefkis. It stands out with its antique style, the handmade details and the vivid colors.

The composition of the icon has been particularly well studied, even to its smallest details. Everything, from the shape of the building to the proportion of the colors, contains a deeper meaning and obeys the strict rules of the Byzantine iconography. The visual depiction of the apocryphal text acquires a unique and symbolic character.

Hagiographer Father Pefkis, applies the knowledge he acquired while studying at the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos next to established iconographers. The icon of the Hospitality of Abraham has been hand finished on natural wood while the background is adorned with ormolu leaves.

The Hospitality of Abraham – History of the icon

The Hospitality of Abraham is an icon that refers to the event detailed in Gen 18, when three men appeared at Abraham’s tent next to the Oaks of Mamre near Hebron. Abraham provided hospitality to these three men who had suddenly appeared and acted in unison, speaking as one. When they had been given a meal, the three men promised Abraham that he and his wife Sarah would have a child within a year. It was then that Abraham and Sarah realized that they had entertained angels without knowing it and had heard the will of God!

Hagiography the Hospitality of Abraham – Composition

The creator of the synthesis father Pefkis,  by faithfully following the technique of icon painting and artificial aging as it was taught to him on Mount Athos created the handmade details of this multicolored hagiography.

The artwork is available exclusively via the Mount Athos Products exhibition.

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop
Dimensions: 15×20 cm

 

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Weight0.7 kg

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