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

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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

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 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.