Hagiography Saints Constantine and Helen
50.00€ – 70.00€
The vivid colors and intense folds of the garments, the decoration and the linear output of the volumes describe a unique work of art.
This specific hagiography presents the Saints adversarial of the Holy Cross. Saint Constantine is wearing a bright red cloak and a decorated gold cord, which symbolizes the shroud and resurrection of Christ. With her pink mantle and the gold cord Saint Helen is depicted wearing a blue headgear. The faces are illustrated in order to show rigor and succeed in exuding a heavenly sweetness. The vivid colors and intense folds of the garments, the decoration and the linear output of the volumes describe the artwork which has been signed by Father Peukis.
The Byzantine hagiography workshop of Father Peukis, since 1980, proceeds to the production of portable icons from the Byzantine and post-Byzantine period by following closely the Athonite style, contributing in this way to the transmission of our cultural heritage. This work has been crafted on canvas and natural wood, against a gold leaf background and has been coated with pure beeswax. St Helen is the patron of blacksmiths because along with the Cross she found the iron nails with which Christ was crucified, while in Greece there are numerous traditions connected with her name. Along with her son Constantine, they are also considered protectors of the pilgrims to the Holy Land.