Virgin Mary Hodegetria – Antique Painting Technique | Father Pefkis

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The hagiographer – priest Father Pefkis, has faithfully portrayed Virgin Mary Hodegetria from Mount Athos. The icon has been crafted with high quality materials while the background of the icon stands out with its gold – bright color.
Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

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Virgin Mary Hodegetria – a unique artwork that has been crafted by Father Pefkis!

Virgin Mary Hodegetria is depicted is holding Christ in her left hand while with the right one she is showing to the viewer her Son, who is the only way to Salvation. This icon is called Hodegetria because Virgin Mary is leading with her encouragement people to salvation.

Her benevolent gaze at the believer is impressive. She is wearing a deep red maphorion with gold details. Key features of this unique work of Byzantine art are the balance of the composition, the expressive power of the form of

Virgin Mary and the color harmony in the bright tones of the orange cloth of Christ.

Virgin Mary Hodegetria Icon – Composition & Technique

Virgin Mary Hodegetria icon has been crafted with high quality materials and the unique method of the loyal depiction of the forms that the Byzantine hagiography workshop of Father Pefkis faithfully follows. The details stand out with their vivid tones.

The painted surface has been covered with pure beeswax in order to maintain unchanged over the passage of time. The background of the icon stands out with its gold – bright color.

This unique work of art has the signature of the Athonite academy graduate and well-known painter and priest father Pefkis. He faithfully follows the technique of icon painting and artificial aging as it was taught to him on Mount Athos.

Virgin Mary Hodegetria Icon is available exclusively via Mount Athos Products exhibition.

 

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

 

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