Using a selection of Byzantine reproductions, and his own and his students' paintings, the author explains the techniques simply and clearly, according to the Byzantine style and tradition. Full colour illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions which guide the reader through all the various stages, from the initial composition and drawing and the preparation of the panel, through to the final application of colour. Both oil gilding and water gilding are discussed in detail and there is a useful section on egg tempera technique which will prove an invaluable aid to both beginners and experienced painters alike. This is a lively, informative and inspiring book which will appeal to all those interested in the artistic and spiritual aspects of this sacred tradition.
First Edition; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; Gilt titles spine; Includes selected bibliography & index with also Byzantine alphabet & inscriptions plus biblical readings for selected icons in this book
Author Ramos-Poqui, Guillem
Binding Hardcover (Original Navy Blue Cloth)
Publisher Burns & Oates / Search Press, London
Condition Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket in archive acetate film protection
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