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Madonna Eleusa

Virgin of Tenderness

hight: 35 cm
length: 30 cm
depth: 2,5 cm

H and-written (painted) icon in iconographic studio by iconographer M.A. Krystyna Kuś-Kilichowska graduate from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Art Conservation and Restoration Faculty.


Icon painted/written using old traditional techniques:

  • gilded with golden leaves 23.75 karat
  • painted on gesso a number of substrates made from a traditional mix of an animal glue binder and chalk
  • painted in egg tempera technique
  • provided with tapered and dove-tailed battens inserted into the back
    (like icons from the 12th to 15th centuries)
  • icon covered with amber shellac and varnish

Madonna Eleusa Icon

Virgin of Tenderness

Icon Madonna Eleusa, Virgin of Tenderness, Balkanian Mother of God icon



Icon Madonna Eleusa, Virgin of Tenderness, Balkanian Mother of God icon


Madonna Eleusa – this type of iconographic representation shows the Christ Child snuggling up to his mother's cheek in an abrupt movement.

An Icon reveals the grandeur of the Mother of God love to every human being cause "Eleusa" means not only tenderness, but compassion, mercy, humbleness, affection and charity as well.




 


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
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