I painted my first Byzantine Icon 35 years ago. Since then I went to churches, libraries and museums in order to find out how to paint the perfect icon, the one icon that will caress the soul, bring light into our homes, peace and help from The Almighty through the beauty of old byzantine iconography. I want to offer you all those from what I observed and learned. Beyond my work and my passion, I try to understand … Why the hatred, the indifference for the nature, for our peers, the less fortunate than us. What kind of society is this that we have built, and to what good will it might lead? Because I care about people and because I truly love this world and the nature that God blessed us with, I am searching for “The way”, and I am inviting you also to do the same.
Yours truly, Liviu Balâc, byzantine icon painter.
This Carved and painted icon of Virgin Mary from Vladimir is available in 16cm x 19cm size......
This painted icon is called in Greek - Hodighitria - meaning "The one that leadeth and welcomes.....
The gateway to God
Definition: An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Christianity and certain Eastern Catholic churches. The most common subjects include Christ, Mary, saints and/or angels. Though especially associated with "portrait" style images concentrating on one or two main figures, the term also covers most religious images in a variety of artistic media produced by Eastern Christianity, including narrative scenes.
An icon is not just a decorative object hanged on your wall. It's more than that, it represents the gateway to God. Through it, God's love and care enter your room, home and spirit.
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