ICON OF SAINT NICHOLAS, glorious icon, 40x30 cm
Brand: Srpska Tradicija Šeli
Beautiful glorious icon of Saint Nicholas
- producer: art workshop Serbian Tradition - Šeli
- saint: Saint Nicholas/St Nicholas
- Date of slava: 19.12 Nikoljdan
- technique: combined on the model of medieval icons
- Dimensions: 40x30 cm
- Weight: 1.30 kg
MAKING AN ICON
The icon is made with a laminated technique, glazed, framed, the halo is made of metal gilded with 24 carat gold, discreetly decorated with glass zircons.
The word "icon" comes from a Greek verb whose meaning is "like, resemble", whence the modern notion of "fine art". The icon is also considered an unavoidable liturgical vessel that sanctifies a person and introduces him into a direct relationship with the grace and the person depicted on it. It is very important that the bearer of the picture is a board made of linden wood, which is fixed with templates that are on the back of the icon and do not allow bending and deformation of the board.
The painting process itself is performed on a specially prepared preparation, which was previously applied to the board. Natural pigments are used for painting, which are mixed with a natural binder (yolk). This type of paint is called Egg Tempera.
The Serbian Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, one of the greatest Christian saints, protector of travelers, sailors, fishermen and rafters. He began his spiritual life in the monastery of New Zion, where he became a monk. After the death of his parents, he distributed all the inherited property to the poor. According to tradition, guided by a miraculous voice, he set out to spread faith, justice and mercy to the people, and with his appearance he already brought comfort, peace and good will. Saint Nicholas falls during the great Christmas fast, so believers prepare only fish and other fasting food. Nikola is the so-called umbrella, monastic glory of the Serbian Patriarchate. Saint Nikola was already considered a saint during his lifetime. It is believed that it can cure any pain.
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