Saint Gregory Palamas Byzantine icon - Orthodox art objects and icons Original handpainted icons made in Greece


Saint Gregory Palamas, the Archibishop of Thessalonki that was found in the epicenter of the Hesychasm controversy and with his position contributed greatly to what we call orthodox theology and tradition

The colors of his bishops' garments are very few (I used the basic palette of 5-6 colors for the painting) and potent. The ornaments are made with copper gold, as well as the the background, something that will eventually add a patina, an antique look to the icon that will make it miore beautiful
The representation is made on a hard plywood board  measuring approx as an A4 page (21x30cm) and is 15 mm thick

Each of our icons is painted by hand according to the rules of the old byzantine art of hagiography or else holy iconography. In this ancient technique we are using the egg tempera on a plastered wooden panel we made our selves. After painting, the icon is varnished (this one has the traditional mixture of wax and resin) to seal the colors and produce an artwork that will last.

Additionally the icon comes tenderly protected in its individual bag, together with its instructions how to care for it, a little sachet of herbs from our garden in Crete -and our custom icon favors - Ready to be used as a gift