Lithography – Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing | Mount Athos

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A lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing crafted by a monk at Mount Athos. The iconographer is using the Byzantine style until the last detail creating this excellent work of art with the technique of lithography.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18 x 60 cm

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Lithography with Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing

A beautiful lithography with the representation of Virgin Mary Glykofilousa, «Sweet-kissing» or «Loving Kindness».  At this icon we can see Virgin Mary caressing her son, so that they appear to be kissing. In the Byzantine representations, the Child caresses her cheek while she appears sad, seemingly contemplating his coming Passion. Like Panagia Portaitissa, the icon with Virgin Mary Glykofilousa is one of the icons saved from the Iconoclastic Controversy and brought miraculously to Athos. It was property of Victoria, wife of senator Symeon, who, in order to save it she threw it into the sea. The icon reached the arsanas of the Monastery of Philotheou, where it was received with great honour.  At the point on the shore where they placed the icon, holy water gushed out.

Lithography Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing: Characteristics

At this icon with the representation of Virgin Mary Sweet Kissing (Glykofilousa) the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork. He also applied the procedure of artificial maturation by hand to give this icon unique aesthetic value. Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water. Monks are learning the technique of lithography at iconography workshops at Mount Athos so they can create with love and patience these excellent artworks.

 

The icon is available upon order within 5 business days

 

Origin: Mount Athos

Dimensions: 18 x 60 cm

 

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Weight0.5 kg

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