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Theotokos on Archival Paper

Theotokos After adjusting to the powerful impact that Christian Icons had on me in the monastery, after completing a sculpture connission for the monastery on this same theme, Theotokos, and after spending nine months in a Trappist monastery in preparation, I painted this painting. Because this process is similar to the process and intentions of icon makers, I consider 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." Even at that, this painting remains within range of Abstract Expressionist tenets as well as Catholic theology. prices vary

Theotokos on Archival Paper

Theotokos on Archival Paper

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