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Icon of “Our Lady of Tenderness (Vladimir)” - ORIGINAL painting

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Icon of “Our Lady of Tenderness (Vladimir)” - ORIGINAL painting Painting

Aleksey Kudlay

Russia

Painting, Tempera on Wood

Size: 13.8 W x 19.7 H x 1 D in

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↓ ↓ ↓ ▲ PAINTING: Wood, “Kovcheg” (cut-back centre portion), “Levkas” (Gesso), “Pavoloka” ( fabric/piece of cloth), Egg Tempera, Gold Leaf/Gilding HANDMADE ICON The Icons look like a real medieval Russian art, written by old masters of the 16th - 17th – centuries. All my paintings are stylized as antiqued and made in the classic technique of old Masters. ▲ Note: The icons have a number of specific features: cracks (“craquelures”); imitation of loss of the “levkas” and the paint layer. A pattern of minute surface cracks (a network of fine cracks) on painted surface. I developed my own unique technique and technology imitation of craquelure, loss of the “levkas” (gesso) and the paint layer. The crack patterns are artificial (handmade). The craquelure varnish was not used for the stylization! The icons are made to appear aged through the use of artificial methods and various techniques. The majority of the Icons, I have created were painted on aged wood, however, at times I have had to resort to the use of boards created and carved with my own hands, and subsequently aged artificially. In particular, this icon board created and carved with my own hands, and subsequently aged artificially. The image is also artificially aged. The “kovcheg” (cut-back centre portion) is deep, with two thin connected cut in the reverse side. On the reverse of the icon is my signature. All Icons are executed in accordance with the canon, iconographic traditions and iconography technique. The traditional iconography basically imitate rare extant icons of the 16th - 17th – centuries. The icons look old-time (old style/16th - 17th – centuries style) and very similar to the original icons of the 16th - 17th – centuries style. Original painting - Unique (One of a kind) Size: (Height) 19,7” x (Width) 13,8”in (50 x 35cm) Ready to hang Includes Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist Ships in a cardboard box. This work will ship flat in a sturdy, well-protected cardboard box. Professionally packaged for delivery. (Highly safe packaging with thick cardboard and bubble wrap to protect it.) All pieces are shipped with insurance and tracker worldwide. This artwork will be an excellent gift and will look authentic in both contemporary and traditional interiors. This artwork will bring an appeasement into your house your bedroom or living room. ☛‼️ ••• Description of the main scene of the Icon ••• The icon belongs to the iconographic type known as Tenderness (Umilenie). Our Lady is depicted waist-length. Our Lady is holding the Divine Child in Her right arm, Her head is turned to the right. The Divine Child presses His cheek to Her Cheek and embraces His Mother. The Divine Child’s face is turned upwards.The Divine Child’s right hand touches Our Lady’s shoulder. The Divine Child’s legs are covered with the chiton. His left leg is bent revealing His foot. THE HALO AND SOME ELEMENTS OF CLOTHES ARE PAINTED IN GOLD. The halo is golden with red outlines. The ornamentation of clothes look so lifelike that one can almost feel the tissue of clothes. The artwork has emotional shade. The face of the Virgin Mary is noted for the profound and contemplative expression. To make the Holy Virgin look more sorrowful I made a special emphasis on her eyes. The delicate elongated figure almost float through the compositions of the icon making the image deeply spiritual and detached from reality. While the artwork is small in size, the Virgin Mary' image look majestic. Please understand colors may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your screen due to my digital camera’s results and your monitor. The image on the screen doesn't reflect all of the beauty and gold glimmer of the actual painting (the original Icon). You have to see the original. Let me know if you have any questions! I will be happy to answer. Thanks for looking!

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Painting:Tempera on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:13.8 W x 19.7 H x 1 D in

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Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Born in 1951 Moscow, Russia. Alexey haven’t got a formal education in the fine arts but since the early 1970’s he learnt the style of old icon-painter masters. His first icon (wood, canvas, gesso, tempera) was created in 1974. He became a member of the Union of Artists of Russia under the UNESCO International Federation of Artists in 1977 He was honored by being blessed by His Holiness Alexey II the Patriarch of Moscow and all of Russia in January 1995. Since 1996, he was making the icons in a style of late XVIII-XIX century’s masters. But in 1998 he returned to the creation of icons with white background. For this moment he created more than 500 icons, inclusive of over 25 triptych-icons. His icons look old-time and very similar to the original icons of the 16th century. Most works are in private collections in Russia, USA and throughout Europe. His works are placed in Churches, Temples and Monasteries also. The artist-restorer, the member of the Grabar’s Art Conservation Center, Honored Cultured of the Russian Federation, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, laureate of State prizes, the recognized authotity of the art-restorers world Adolf N. Ovchinnikov says about Alexey's works: “Aleksey Kudlay is the master of popularization of the ancient Russian art who adds his author’s elements there and brings this culture in the everyday life of Russian people.” Another famous restorer, the Chairman of the Collectors’ club of the Russian Cultural Foundation, Honored Cultured of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS), holder of the order of Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow Saveliy V. Yamshikov wrote: “Dear Aleksey, I used to send introductory articles to the previous catalogues of the icons painted by you. I am not in the habit of making a formal reply just for my friends’ pleasure; still then, I could see not only broken concepts in your creative work but sincere effort and purity of spiritual thought in icon painting. I did not accept totally everything that you used to do in your early creative period, but your hankering after the work in this gracious field promised fruitful and mature results.

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