With warmth and energy, this guide to painting icons describes icons' history and examines why they've been a spiritual tool for so many centuries. Novice and professional artists alike get to experiment with this ancient art. Morehouse Publishing? Continuum Books?
For more than a thousand years, Eastern Christians have used their hands and hearts to create icons, proclaiming God's reality in a visible?and breathtakingly beautiful?way. This ancient art is enjoying a renewed interest in the West, as people of faith create icons and use them to meditate on mysteries for which there are no words. A Brush With God is a guide to painting icons and using them in prayer. Written with warmth and energy, it describes the history of icons and examines why they?ve been a spiritual tool for so many centuries. Written from a uniquely Western perspective, the book guides artists?from novices to professionals?through the process of icon painting, using traditional techniques but employing contemporary materials. Included are eight full-color plates of the artist's icons.
About the Author :
Peter Pearson has contributed to A Brush with God: An Icon Workbook as an author.
Peter Pearson is a well-known American iconographer. Through his workshops and seminars, he has worked with more than 2,000 students. A former Benedictine monk, he now serves as a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
|Title:||A Brush with God: An Icon Workbook||Publisher:||Morehouse Publishing|
|No. of Pages:||82|
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