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A Brush With God

Peter Pearson

A Brush With God

Peter Pearson

$65.00

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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.

- Publisher ith 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?

- Publisher A one-stop guide to icon-painting, including the history and spirituality of icons as well as simplified, step-by-step icon-painting technique. Everything you wanted to know about icons but didn't know where to look. This book, written with warmth and an obvious love for the subject, describes the history of icons and looks at why they've been an important spiritual tool for many centuries. It guides readers through the process of painting an icon, from making the initial sketches to applying the final glaze. The book will offer an easier and more accessible way to approach this art than the traditional - and time-consuming - methods. Also included are eight full-color plates of a selection of the author's icons, templates, and prayers for the blessing of an icon.

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About "A Brush With God"

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.
- Publisher

ith 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?
- Publisher

A one-stop guide to icon-painting, including the history and spirituality of icons as well as simplified, step-by-step icon-painting technique. Everything you wanted to know about icons but didn't know where to look. This book, written with warmth and an obvious love for the subject, describes the history of icons and looks at why they've been an important spiritual tool for many centuries. It guides readers through the process of painting an icon, from making the initial sketches to applying the final glaze. The book will offer an easier and more accessible way to approach this art than the traditional - and time-consuming - methods. Also included are eight full-color plates of a selection of the author's icons, templates, and prayers for the blessing of an icon.
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Meet the Author

Peter Pearson

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.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. The Spiritual Practice Of Iconography; 2. The Basic Icon Toolkit; 3. The Icon Painting Process; 4. Icon Painting Techniques; 5. Three Icons Step-by-step; 6. Halo Template; 7. Prayer For The Blessing Of Icons; 8. Glossary Of Iconography Terms.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 241220
  • Product Code 0819222038
  • EAN 9780819222039
  • Pages 96
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Morehouse Publishing
  • Publication Date Oct 2005
  • Sales Rank #22919
  • Dimensions 216 x 216 x 6 mm
  • Weight 0.240kg

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