Saint Barbara – Engraved Lithography – Mount Athos

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Engraved lithography with Saint Barbara. An icon which is upgraded in quality and aesthetics thanks to the engraved natural wood, but also the gold leaf, which is used in the background.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Engraved Lithography with Saint Barbara

Saint Barbara lived in the years of the emperor Maximian (286 – 305 AD) and was daughter of a pagan. Because she was very beautiful, her father locked her in a tower so that no one could see her. However, even there she was taught Christianity without her father knowing it. Her faith was revealed by an accident and then her father handed her over to the local lord, who tortured her. However, Saint Barbara was eventually slaughtered by her own father, who died shortly afterwards struck by lightning. The relics of the Saint are kept in Italy.

Engraved Lithography: Characteristics

A wonderful icon, which has been created with the technique of lithography and is upgraded in quality and aesthetics thanks to the engraved natural wood, but also the gold leaf, which is used in the background of the representation. The technique of lithography is very widespread and is taught in the iconography workshops of Mount Athos, while at the same time it is used by several monks to create exceptional works of art. At this icon the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork, while it is worth mentioning that the natural wood of the icon is worked exclusively by hand.

 

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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