A detailed and practical guide focusing on the traditional methods of icon painting and its rich history. With all you would ever want to know, from the materials you need and how to prepare a panel to adding inscriptions and finishing off. Part of the icon's symbolism is transmitted in the techniques used to create it and this is explored throughout, with in depth information, step-by-step demonstrations, invaluable advice and many superb examples of finished icon paintings.
Gilles Weissmann studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, exploring Egyptian painting, sculpture, Chinese Buddhist art, Mesopotamian and Roman art. He then studied icon painting and became the assistant of Professor Genevieve Governor. He now has his own studio and school of iconography in Paris: l'Atelier Icones Anastasis where he teaches and paints.
The most comprehensive study of icon painting techniques ever published * Step-by-step techniques and over 100 photographs and illustrations * Includes galleries of professional artists' and students' work