Virgin Mary Kasperofskayia
25,00€ – 50,00€
It is a work of the Byzantine hagiography workshop of Father Peukis who has studied the sacred art of iconography on Mount Athos and the Athonite academy.
The Russian iconography of Virgin Mary Kasperofskayia in its first period, during the 11th and 12th century, was directly influenced by the Byzantine iconography while many of its hagiographers were Greek.
The icon of Virgin Mary Kasperofskayia
The most famous work of this period is the agiography of our lady of Virgin Mary Kasperofskayia, the Holy protectress of Russia and one of the most venerated Orthodox icons. It is a version of the Eleousa, tenderness type, with the Christ child snuggling up to his mother’s cheek while blessing at the same time. The strong feelings of affection linking the two forms are expressed uniquely, by the way they engage and the unprecedented expression of Virgin Mary’s face. The subtle sadness and melancholy are captured in Virgin Mary’s look which heralds the upcoming Passion.
The piece of art
This exceptional copy has been imprinted on canvas and was hand finished with egg powder color. It is a work of the Byzantine hagiography workshop of Father Peukis who has studied the sacred art of iconography on Mount Athos and the Athonite academy.
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