Virgin Mary Hodegetria – Antique Painting Technique | Father Pefkis

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Virgin Mary Hodegetria is depicted right-handed. She is turning her body slightly and is tilting her head to Christ, who is embracing with his left hand the face of his mother. The artwork has been crafted by father Pefkis former graduate of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos.

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A unique artwork depicting Virgin Mary Hodegetria!

In this byzantine icon, Virgin Mary Hodegetria is depicted right-handed. She is turning her body slightly and is tilting her head to Christ, who is embracing with his left hand the face of his mother.

The hagiography of Virgin Mary Hodegetria

Virgin Mary Hodegetria is wearing a tunic and a maphorion in red color with gold ornaments while star symbols can be found on her shoulders and forehead. The tunic of Christ is orange-gold with green details. The faces are rounded and pale. The background is gold and the image has been worked with dedication and above all faith to its sacredness with the method of the antique painting technique while the background stands out with its gold – bright color.

Virgin Mary Hodegetria – 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.

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.

The icon is available exclusively via the Mount Athos Products exhibition.

Origin: Father Pefkis Hagiography Workshop

 

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