Categories: Gallery, art, Retreats, Uncategorized Tags: art Christian, art tecniques, biblical paintings, byzantine artist, byzantine icon, byzantine iconography, christ paintings, early Christian art, egg tempera, history icons, icon orthodox, icon Russian, Iconographer Mary Jane Miller, Jesus in paintings, Master painters, Monastery icon, Painting Jesus, painting of church, painting of mary, religious icons, religious imagery, religious painters, Religious women, Understanding iconography, Writing icons
When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek, the word Almighty was rendered as Christ Pantocrator, from the Greek words pas (all) and kratos (might, power). The Pantocrator Christ is one of the most recognized depictions of Jesus. Christ Pantocrator is a classic iconography image. His right hand is raised in the traditional symbol of blessing. The Nicene verdict that Christ was co-equal and co-eternal with God. This is a powerful image in Iconography. Byzantine icon paintings of the 4th Century used egg yolk as a binder for earth pigments – the technique has changed very little after 1500 years. The colors are rich in texture, curious to control and expose delightful depth when they have dried.
Leave a Reply