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Trinity on Archival Paper

Trinity. Homage to Rublev's 15th Century Russian icon "Trinity". This painting uses symbolic gestures of hands and figure, as well as the more abstract distribution of line, form, color,texture and space to represent its mood and intention. After adjusting to the powerful impact that Christian icons had on me in the monastery and after performing various ascetical practicies, I painted this painting. Because this process is similar to the process and intentions of icon makers, I considered this painting to be a "modern icon". However, by then, I had already read that Egyptian Funerary Painting such as the mummy portraits from Fayum, Egypt, themselves influenced 2,000 years ago by Greek and Roman painting, were at the root of the developement of Christian Icons. I found these funerary portraits entrancing in their unencumbered liveliness, their frontal centrality and stillness. They gaze from "the other world of peace" into our "activity". prices vary

Trinity on Archival Paper

Trinity on Archival Paper

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