Painting of Faith Hope and Love on a Cloud Contemporary Byzantine inspired by Greek Folk Art of Greece Pistis Sophia and Agape eggtempera on Plywood


I have a very vivid memory, of the paintings (linotypes mostly) decorating traditional homes. One of them most characterics is the one with three little girls , Pistis Elpis and Agapi with the symbols of the Cross (Faith - Pistis) the Anchor (Elpis Hope ) and the Heart (for Agape Love)-  A Folk Religious piece and on 1st Cprinthians : "If I speak in the tongues[ of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,but do not have love, I gain nothing..... And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

I always wanted to reproduce that piece (my own way) and so I did in a cloudshaped wooden panel with egg tempera in the old traditional byzantine technique

The piece has a triangular metal hanger- so - The the three of them  would look like is like sitting, looking upon us on a cloud-