Head of Virgin

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1 Piece/Pieces (Min. Order)
Supply Ability:
2 Piece/Pieces per Week
Port:
By post
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Overview
Quick Details
Type:
Handpainted
Style:
Traditional
Subjects:
religious items
Frame:
No
Medium:
egg tempera
Original:
Yes
Support Base:
wood-canvas
Place of Origin:
Greece
Brand Name:
Adamantia's art icon
Model Number:
5
Copy of Virgin in Athens Byz. Museum:
Curved halo
Hand painted on wood panel 25x30 cm:
Burnished gold
There are gold leaves on clothes:
Depth is 2cm
Packaging & Delivery
Packaging Details
The icon shall be wrapped with soft foil, in hard carton box dimension depended on size of icon.
Delivery Time
10-15 days

Specifications

Religious painted icon on wood and frescoes on canvas with gold leaf 24k according to the byzantine hagiography rules

TECHNIQUE


I prepare and paint the icons following the traditional rules of Byzantine Art.At first I have a well dried canvas with glue. After that I prepare a mix which contains bone glue, water and chalk power. This must be laid down with a brush in 6-8 layers.After the surface is complete drying, the wood is polished very fine with emery paper.Then I draw the icon for the gilding. I put 4-5 layers of bolos. When the bolos is drying I start the gilding of gold leaves with a solution containing water and glue. When the gilding surface is ready it polished with a special agate stone. This gilding called burnished – gold and requires time and experience. The gilding surface seems like a jewel. Then I start painting with tempera pigments (egg yolk). The first layer (proplasmos) is made of the darkest colors of the icon.
The other layers go from dark to the light colors until the final lightest colors.
After several days, when the colors are very well dried, follows the varnish which protects the icon against dust and water.