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Icon painting is a natural expression of my faith; the most important
thing is to show the reality of the presence of Jesus Christ and call
forth a response to his presence.
This purpose determines my approach to the form of an icon. I do not follow a rigid style but vary the language depending on the purpose of the particular icon (e.g., I think that depiction of the Passion demands more realism and emotions so the believer would respond to the suffering of the Son of Man).
early Christian art and the absolute example is the Sinai icon of Christ Pantocrator which is nothing else but the expression by the artist of
the Church’s and his own understanding of the Person of Christ.
“An icon is visually expressed prayer and is understood, mostly, through
prayer. It is made to be viewed by the faithful person standing
prayerfully before it."
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some previously painted icons.
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