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THE ATELIER OF ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL OFFERS TO YOU ONE OF THEM
Our iconographic atelier offers to you, from the rich tradition of the Church, icones made in the original technologies, suitables for valuable presets to important occasions.
1,The used materials and their symbolism
The symbolism of icones is very rich, not only in colours and lines, but also in the materials of which they are made. Since they are indivisible parts of the liturgy and divine service, they are performed of the best natural materials, in order to pay honor to our only Creator.
According to holy Maxim the Confessor, the world is a large cosmic church, in vhich man is the priest. The icone becomes so a microchurch, which joins the various components of the visible word. The wooden table and flax-line thus symbolize the vegetable kingdom, the pigments and chalk the minerals, egg with gelatine the mineral kingdom.
2,The technique of egg tempera
Yolk diluted with water was a good binding link of colours since long ago. In the 15 th century it was successively replaced with oil, but in some countries,f.i. in Greece and Russia, the tradition of yolk tempera continued. The great advantages of this painting technique are proved by the conserved works of old masters, which maintained their freshness and unchanged colour tones. The colours of 500 600 years old icones are up today very beautiful, after clining of the darked lacquers.
3,Wall paintings with egg tempera
Since the oldes times, egg tempera is also used in wall painting, in the so-called secco painting ( on dry plaster ). Therefore wall painting in chapels or evangelisation centres is our further offer. For wall paintings a convention is necessary some months earlier and a healthy wall.
4,The delivery and payment conditions
The icones presented in this offer are only the fundamental assortment, which we want to propagate according to your individual wisches successively. The time of finishing an icone is at least 3 4 weeks.The icone may be sent for casch on delivery, but for security, it is better to take over it personally.
5,The prices depend on three factors
A. On the size.
B. The complexity of the given theme (f.i.several person).
C. The quantity of gilding ( gilded can be the gloriole,or the whole background)
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