Adam names the animals icon- contemporary religious art and iconography -creation old testament



A contemporary icon as in Genesis 2:20:  ... And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field..." - inspired by the murals attributed to the famous Theophanes the Cretan.

The original fresco is found in a structure seemingly suspended on the air; the Holy Monastery of St Nicholas Anapafsas,  build on the top of the gigantic rocks of Meteora in Greece.

The icon measures 30x40 cm approx--The technique used for painting this icon was egg tempera, the traditional technique for byzantine iconography- That is mineral powders mixed with egg and vinegar applied on the gessoed wooden panel. After the colors have "rested" we apply shellac and varnish to create an artifact that lasts