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The Patron of Iconographers, Saint Luke and painting the very first icon

The first iconographer painting the very first icon- A sequence, an icon inside of another icon- The story of the first icon (Panagia Odegetria) painted by the first iconographer (St Luke the evangelist) – The icon of Theotokos with Christ Child and St Luke the Evangelist and iconographers patronSt Lucas patron of iconographers.

Color recipes in byzantine iconography - another "How to" on byzantine icons

 What about the mineral pigments? Despite the variety of colors available on the market, there are only  ten mineral powders that tradition holds necessary for the creation of a byzantine icon.