Techniques of Traditional Icon Painting


A comprehensive study of icon painting - a one-stop, complete, detailed guide, and fantastic source of reference.
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A comprehensive study of icon painting - a one-stop, complete, detailed guide, and fantastic source of reference.
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This guide first provides a brief history of Christian iconography, traditions, and principles before laying out a detailed description of this highly specialized process. The author, an experienced European icon painter, addresses the reader as he might a serious apprentice, covering topics specific to iconography like gold leaf, portraying light, inscriptions, and special tempera varnishes. Practitioners of this type of art see it as intertwined with the spiritual; Weissmann emphasizes this throughout. VERDICT This book is essential for Christian college and university libraries and will have crossover appeal with religion sections in many community public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844487943
  • Publisher: Search Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 610,828
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilles Weissmann studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, exploring Egyptian painting, sculpture, Chinese Buddhist art, Mesopotamian art, and Roman art. He owns a studio and school of iconography in Paris, where he teaches and paints.
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