St Sebastian religious icon eggtempera painting with craquelure effect by eri angelicon



A contemporary byzantine icon with the torture of St Sebastian- The thing I like in this icon is the serenity by which he went through his martyrdom. Another thing that I like in this (byzantine) version of the painting is the way the body is depicted (a lean not sensual figure) and his facial expression

I worked on a canvas with eggtempera creating an artificial craquelure effect - I also "scratched" the blue background, wanted the sky to look artificial, somehow electrified. Resin varnish has covered the colors to protect the icon.

The canvas was mounted on a sturdy plywood panel mesuring 37x14cm approx and 9mm thick

The icon would be send as a gift along with its handsewn bad and some little extras from our shop