The Saviour – egg tempera on wood – 19.5cm x 24.5cm – £650
The Saviour – egg tempera on wood
King David the Prophet – egg tempera on wood – 12cm x 15cm – £350
Mother of God (Eleousa) – egg tempera on wood – 11cm x 14.5cm – £280
Saint Aldhelm – egg tempera on wood – 12cm x 15cm – £280
Saint Alphege – egg tempera on wood – 12cm x 15cm – £300
Saint Elizabeth, Mother of the Forerunner – egg tempera on wood – 12cm x 15cm – £280
The Crucifixion – egg tempera on wood – 15cm x 25cm – £450
Holy Week, Pascha and Icons
Holy Week and Easter is without a doubt a very eventful time in the Liturgical year and particularly rich in images. Our journey through the events of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection is a time of prayerful focus and intense contemplation. Before taking you on a journey through the Orthodox Church’s Holy Week, accompanied by icons, I would like to explore very briefly what icons are.
Orthodox Christian churches are usually filled with images painted on the walls or wooden panels. Additionally, we place icons of the feast or saints commemorated on a given day in the centre of the church. Biblical events (or holy people) are brought vividly before our eyes. However, an icon does not represent an eyewitness reconstruction of events, neither is it a photographic record of what a particular saint looked like. Looking at an icon, we become aware that what we are gazing at is not of this world.
Saint John the Forerunner
Also known as St John the Baptist. One of the most intriguing and enigmatic characters in the Bible and a fascinating subject to paint. About St John the Forerunner there are more questions than answers. He is known as “The friend of the Bridegroom”, “the voice of one crying in the wilderness”, “the witness who […]