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The Holy Face ✠ Brushed #Aluminum #MetallicIcon #AluminumPrint

The Holy Face ✠ Brushed #Aluminum #MetallicIcon #AluminumPrint

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Icon - 1150-1190 The Holy Face

"Icon painting is so unlike modern painting that an explanation is required. First of all an icon does not represent what a painter sees around him, but a certain prototype, which the painter has to follow. Icons are representations of Christ, the Virgin and the Saints and worship of an icon stems from reverence for its prototypes. Icons play a part in Church ritual, they are kissed, they are expected to heal and work miracles. Icon painting is to a certain degree a ritual art. The creation of icons was put on a strictly regulated basis by the Seventh Ecumenical Council in Nicaea in 787. The decisions of the Nicaea Council were confirmed as the stable foundation for icon painting almost one thousand years later, at the Council of the Hundred Chapters held in Russia.


Thus icon painting has its traditional canons, which must be implicitly obeyed, and in consequence icons are so like one another that at times it is scarcely possible to distinguish between them. Nor is it always easy to determine their date just by looking at them. Some icons were considered not to have been created by human agency but to be of supernatural origin. Legends about their miraculous appearance on earth were recorded in chronicles side by side with information about the most important events in the life of the people.


The artist was considered to have a duty to follow the examples gathered in the so-called podlinniki (manuals) and only the choice of colors was at his discretion. In everything else he was supposed to be governed by the traditional canons. But even within the context of traditional biblical subjects, and with all due respect for tradition, painters were always able to add something of their own, to enrich and give a fresh interpretation to the ancient canons and to create something new."



Brushed Aluminum Print


Your Icon printed on brushed aluminum looks amazing and lasts a lifetime. As it is light it is well-suited also for large formats and art pieces. Colors are highly saturated, even in large monochrome areas. The print is matte and glare-free. Icons look especially stunning.


– Direct printing – Image is printed straight onto the surface of the aluminum Dibond panel


– The brushed aluminum adds texture and depth to your icon


– Matte and glare-free


– The grain direction is horizontal

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