Loukas the Evangelist
17.00€ – 50.00€
This work is printed on canvas. It has handmade details and a golden background. The wood of the image is natural.
Saint Luce is one of the four evangelists. He is also one of the associates of Paul the Apostle. According to tradition, Loukas the Evangelist is the author of the third gospel (“At Lukan”) and the “Acts of the Apostles”. His memory is celebrated by Christians on October 18th.
Loukas the Evangelist: The details
An old tradition descibes him as the painter Loukas. He is the one who created the icon of the Virgin Mary. This tradition presupposes the orthodox ecclesiastical hymnology. In the Western Christian world, St. Luke is the protector of artists, doctors, surgeons, students.
The art workshop
In this hagiography, Loukas the Evangelist is not presented as a hagiographer but in the icon he holds the closed gospel in his hands. He is young and the attitude of his body reflects his personality.
The work has been crafted in the painter’s workshop. The hagiographer is Father Pefkis. Father Panayiotis Pefkis taught the hagiography at Mount Athos Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos. This work is printed on canvas. It has handmade details and a golden background. The wood of the image is natural. To avoid damage it has been covered with pure beeswax.