St John of Theologian with St Prochorus- Byzantine Icon in walnut wood- contemporary religious art of Greece irregular shapes and icons

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St John the Evangelist, inside the cave of Apocalypse listening and dicating to St Prochorus, His Scribe,  the very first verses of His Gospel "En arche in o Logos kai o Logos...."- In the lectern the first scroll of the book of Revelation is hanging to dry and a basket with some more scrolls is almost suspended against the dark background of the cave

I ve studied a very beautiful, and famous icon (of the Cretan School), and tried to imitate its spirit and the colours of the divine, almost electric, light that illuminates the whole scene. For the icon board a slice of a walnut tree was specially treated and then carefully reinforced with a cotton cloth and gesso to produce a proper surface for the egg tempera layers.

The names "Agios Ioanis o Theologos"  and "Agios Prochoros are written in Greece and the Halo, along with the divine shine are made by leaves of 22K gold. The colours were protected with an additional layer of shellac and finally resin varnish was applied on top to make an artifact that will last for long.

Size: The size and thicknes of the wallnut tree slice are irregular. Its diameter is approx 20 cm  with thicknes that varries between and 

On the back an organic natural dark brown dye is applied to enhance the natural colour of the wood.

 

The icon comne with its own metal hanger to be dispalayed on a wall and always with the adequate gidt wrapping