Orthodox Icon painted by me, I hope it makes your day a just little brighter
By - zograf_Nadia
Theirs something so much more personal about hand painted icons. Especially ones as lovely as this!
Thank you so much. I think so as well, every time I paint something I like to think I leave part of me in it.
Well I was just in a thread that basically told people whose faith is wounded by trauma they experienced in church is actually *their fault*
So yeah. This made me feel better. Thanks
The pleasure is all mine, I'm so glad it did!
Some people need to blame the victim in order to feel safe. It's the "Just World Fallacy." Don't let them get you down.
I dont agree with the Orthodox on everything but I sure do love how they worship God
Thank you. It is a beautiful icon (I'm Anglican, not Orthodox, but I do appreciate the beauty of Orthodox iconography).
Very glad you like it! Reaching across those artificial boundaries of faith is what gives me real hope and joy for the future.
Orthodox Christianity is so beautiful.
It indeed can be :)
It is, not can be.
I love the colors
Not the typical colors from the Canon so I agree with you, I like the colors of this one very much as well.
Thank you very much for sharing! Most Holy Theotokos, save us!
The pleasure is all mine, very glad you like it.
May your prayers be heard.
Strangely I love orthodox church. They are just too stright forward. If they don't like something they will shout it out to the world directly and criticise anything which is against the church and scriptures, unlike catholics who are scared mice
You and I clearly don't know the same Catholics, then. xD
This is wonderful! My dad grew up as an Orthodox Christian and he has icons hung up all around our house.
Utterly beautiful! A praise to God through artistic talent and the very materials used themselves.
Thank you, may he be praised.
Really beautiful. Tempura?
Thank you, tempera yes. :)
I'm truly glad to hear that! :)
Excellent art. Congratulations. Very beautiful.
Oh wow, this is emotionally powerful to me. Wow, awesome work!!!!
This kind of response is the main reason I keep painting. Thank you for your comment.
It does, thank you.
The pleasure is all mine!
This painting to really beautiful. You have truly been blessed by God with the ability to create an appealing artwork
Thank you so much, I really owe it to God.
Never stop what you're doing, no matter what anyone says. As it says in Luke 21:16-19, **16 Even those closest to you—your parents, brothers, relatives, and friends—will betray you. They will even kill some of you. 17 And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish! 19 By standing firm, you will win your souls.**
so amazingly well done.
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
The pleasure is all mine.
Very beautiful! I love it.
Thank you so much.
I am assuming this is Mary, the mother of Jesus because of the halo. Is there other symbolism of note here?
It is, you are correct.
It's kind of an unusual Icon even for Byzantine Christianity, the original this is based on was made in 14 century, the name of the original Icon is "katafigi" which means "sanctuary" in Greek.
I was going to mention the absence of Christ making it unusual, but I didn't want to come off as rude by bringing up unnecessary criticism. Now that you mention it yourself, I feel more inclined to bring it up.
I am surprised by the fact that it's not even a novelty, but a quite ancient icon. Do you know a little more about its history?
Needless to say, your artwork is very beautiful; you are very talented!
At the point the Icon is depicting, Christ has just been crucified, that is why she is alone.
That is also the reason why she is wearing blue (the color is associated with grief in iconography). In the original she is portrayed along side John Evangelist and is said to depict the moment described in the Bible when he says- "Son behold your mother, woman, behold your son!".
Oh I see! Thank you for your answer. :-)
It is beautiful.
In addition to the words that u/nikostheater mentioned, there is symbolism in the image itself. The Theotokos (Mother of God in Greek) has a double row of gold fringes, this is to indicate her place as Queen, because that's what Byzantine Empresses wore, She also has three stars (though the third star is obscured by the posture) two on her shoulders and one on her head and these signify that she was a virgin before, during, and after the birth of our Lord. Aeiparthenos (Ever-virgin in Greek) is also a common title of the Theotokos in the Orthodox Church.
Thank you, this is very informative and as far as I can tell accurate.
Every saint have a halo in iconography, not only the Theotokos. The ΜΡ ΘΥ monogram identifies the person depicted to be the Theotokos. Η καταφυγή means the refuge.
This is beautiful! What do you paint on and are there any special types of paint you use?
I paint on aged wood, my materials are egg tempera and gold leaf.
A true work of art.
Thank you, your compliment means a lot!
Stunning, it's beautiful!
Thank you, so glad you like it!
So beautiful! Do you have any other work?
Thank you so much, I'll send you a message.
Lovely! Thank you for sharing this.
I love these and will be buying one from your etsy shop in the near future, God-willing.
Thank you, I'm very glad you like them.
I LOVE IT! It is beautiful!
Jesus loves you
You as well.
Very nice! What is it painted on and what kind of paints did you use?
It's painted on aged wood with egg tempera and the decoration is gold leaf.
This is so beautiful!
Thank you so much!
Very impressive painting
Thank you very much, glad you think so.
That is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
This is stunning!
Thank you! Happy cake day :)
What is the meaning of an “icon”? Beautiful painting
Icon comes from the Greek word εικών (eikón) which means image. Our Lord is the icon of God and the Saints are icons of Christ, so we depict our Lord and the Saints in holy imagery with a very rich and ancient history. The first icon to ever be made was made miraculously by our Lord of his own face, as a gift to King Abgar of Edessa. The person to make icons without using miracles was St. Luke the Evangelist who painted many icons of the Mother of God.
My dude, you have posted this more than once.
I can't tell for sure, for me touching someone's heart with my work means everything.
I'm not sure what that is, but I will check it out.