SACRED ART

GLASS BYZANTINE STYLE ICONS

Saint George
Saint George
Virgin Mary with baby Christ King
Virgin Mary with baby Christ King
Byzantine history ends on a certain date: the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans in May 29, 1453. Instead she has a date of birth: creating new Rome on the banks of the Bosphorus, which St. Constantine decided to bear his name.  Chronologically speaking Byzantine Empire succeeded the Roman opening a new era .
Role of the Byzantine Empire 
By studying the history and Byzantium Spirituality we can better understand how the Christianity developed, and has formulated its basic tenets and rules, architecture, Art, gave life to higher forms of living spiritual life. 
Glass icon - origin and meaning
Glass painting in Byzantine iconography to applies until the fall of the Ottomans in 1453, when, all representatives of culture: letters, philosophers and artists took refuge in the west, bringing with them and that the arts - and therefore art painting on glass. It was painted in Italy, France, Germany, Austria and in all Central European countries, especially around  manufactures of glass - Glasshuten.In these countries, icons on glass has beem introduced since the eighteenth century, mostly brought by their creators themselves. 
Glass iconis  to be understood in the space for which it was originally designed, which is both traditional house, and the village church.  Paintings on glass were strung in the room for illiterate peasant important holy book. Were prominently icon Virgin and Child, the Saviour: Pantocrator or beef, Holy Trinity, holy protectors and St. Nicholas, patron of the family, St. George - patron of the earth, St. Elijah -patron of the harvest, St. Demetrius - patron of the pastoral, St. Haralambos, defender of the disease, so these icons cannot have independent existence outside their context.
Glass icon - pictorial technique
In  the glass painting were used handmade colors, usually with pigments and oil.Before starting painting, glass was carefully cleaned of any grease stains. This technique provides a considerable resistance and prevent layer peeling paint.
Trenchant peculiarities of these icons are expressed through awkwardness, design simplicity and primitivism, a synthetic composition, by a frame made of spirals of folk or hooks, which crosses from place to place, but mainly by chromatic intensity and sincerity of feeling. Although sometimes violent colors are juxtaposed, their effect seems surprising and delightful. The colors  loaded with strong contrasts,  delight the view."
Essential is the use of gold leaf of gold and silver.

The Passion of Christ
Nativity of Christ
Coronation of the Virgin Mary
Baptism of Christ
The Last Judgement
The Last Judgement

Dating back over twenty years, this important part of Camelia Apostol's main work is a collection of unique Sacred Art paintings, some of which have never been seen by the public before. Initially exhibiting in her own Gallery in the Historical center of Rome, than in various locations as member of The Catholic Union Of Italian Artists.

The Passion of Christ
Baptism of Christ
Healing Spring
Healing Spring
Healing Spring - feast dedicated to Our Lady, designed to show the role of Mary in the work of salvation of men. Healing Spring name reminiscent of a series of miracles done in a spring located near Constantinopole.
A thumbnail of a great work.
Vergin Mary with baby Christ
Saint George
Saint Nicholas
Our Lady of Sorrows
Nativity of Christ
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