The beauty of liturgical painting is a beauty of the spirit, not of the flesh. The art is often abstinent and austere, expressing richness through poverty. Their spiritual beauty is in "the fine distortion"
~ Nikos Hatzikyriakos- Ghika
NSW WEEKEND WORKSHOP 27-29 SEPTEMBER, 2019. BOOK YOUR PLACE!! Call 02-87953400
VIC Weekend Workshop Queenscliff 23-24 MARCH, and 26-27 OCTOBER, 2019. Call 0438 866 068 to book.
ICONOGRAPHY DAY CLASSES start March 2019.
Iconography/egg tempera technique classes are run by art tutor/visual artist with nearly three decades career Anna Prifti. Bring your current project or start a new one.
Many of our students exhibit their work and have established their own art practice.
We distribute linden and poplar traditional gesso ICON BOARDS. Place your orders, delivery within one month.
ABOUT OUR ARTISTS
We are a Melbourne, Australia based group of Byzantine Iconography painters and students. Under Anna Prifti's tuition, the group has been operating since 2005. Anna was trained by and worked in Iconography and Mural painting restoration in Greece with a monk from Mount Athos for 12 years.
The aim of our group is to write in the traditional byzantine technique. Our aim is not to reproduce or copy old prototypes, but to improve and bring these images in conversation with the people who seek them. We strive to achieve the best level by following the traditional methods as the great masters did many centuries ago.
HAND PAINTED ICONS
All works are entirely created by hand using traditional techniques of egg tempera, powder pigments of the highest quality and 24k gold leaf.
We can either create a theme using a traditional depiction, or you can send us an image you would like reinterpreted. Please beware of copyright issues.
Within our website, you will find sacred images and contemporary works of art that have been influenced by Iconography. Some may be available for sale and some not, sometimes we also donate. It is important to us that our visitors look at our images as a way to form a dialogue through their meditation and prayer.
We hope you enjoy your visit here!