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Agia Irini

Evaggelos Tzavaras

350.00 €
(VAT not included)
Mixed Technique
25 x 38 cm
1.00 kg

Comment of the artist

In a trip of mine in a Greek mountain village called “Koutsi” there was a very old abandoned house. Immediately when I saw this house I was impressed by the very thick shutter hanging out of the window. So I took this really old shutter and I cut it in two similar pieces. I burn it to the fireplace in order all the insects to be removed. Then I prepared these 2 pieces according to the traditional byzantine technique and I painted 2 icons. (Saint Irini and Saint Ioannis). Also due to the technique and the old wood the icons seem to be very old. The broken points of the wood complete this image.

Powder colors mixed with egg and gold leaves on old wood