Sacred Orthodox Icon: The Resurrection (The Harrowing of Hades, with Church Feasts in Twelve Scenes; Russian Federation))

Sacred Orthodox Icon: The Resurrection (The Harrowing of Hades, with Church Feasts in Twelve Scenes; Russian Federation)) - Devotional Icons

Sacred Orthodox Icon: The Resurrection (The Harrowing of Hades, with Church Feasts in Twelve Scenes; Russian Federation))

13.75 x 11.75 x 1 ″Brush painted on hardwood from powdered pigment and gold leaf, integrated with egg tempera; varnish preserved.
$3,269.00
“Unlike other terms that might be used to categorize art, Christian (or 'devotional') art is unusual in that it does not describe art of a particular period or region, but art for a range of purposes that encompass a variety of forms and styles” (Williamson 2004). Though the creators of these objects of sacred expression (typically anonymous) are socially viewed as “artisans’ or “craft-persons,” there is nevertheless a high level of technical refinement to their intuitively vernacular, work. The content of these paintings reflect various Christian icons cast in contexts as described in Biblical scripture. REFERENCE: Williamson, Beth. 2004. Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford (UK): Oxford University Press.