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The Icon “The Mother of God with Child”
 
Wood, gesso, egg tempera, gilding with gold leaves 24K
40 x 30 cm | 15.75 x 11.61 inches
    The icon represents the Virgin Mary with her son - Jesus Christ on hands. The Mother of God carefully and securely holds the Child with her right hand, and, at the same time, she points to him with her left hand. The Child addresses to the audience with the gesture of the blessing hand. Mary is dressed in the maphorion of intense coral colour and the dark-turquoise tunic. Jesus has chiton of light golden hue and light-turquoise himation.
    The artwork is performed on solid wood, covered by gesso, using the ancient technique of painting by egg tempera. The icon’s frame and the nimbus over the heads of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ are gilded with pure gold leaves.
The icon “Virgin the Guide” 
 
Wood, gesso, author’s medium, gilding with gold leaves 23K, incrustation with  Swarovski® Rhinestone Crystals
40 x 30 cm | 15.75 x 11.61 inches
    The icon represents the Virgin Mary with the Child.
    I tried to create anew the icon taking as a sample the old artwork and using own medium and design.
    To create this piece of artwork I used solid wood covered with gesso. The painting was performed with the help of handmade medium and the pigments to achieve the maximum saturation and deepness of colors, as well as the depth of tints. Gilding with pure gold leaves was used with the intention to complement the painting. The ribbon on the edge of Mary’s maphorion and decoration around the neck and arms on her tunic was also gilded with gold leaves and painted from above them. Incrustation with Swarovski® Rhinestone Crystals put appropriate accents.
The Icon “Saint Rita of Cascia”
 
Wood, gesso, oil painting, gilding with gold leaves 23.75K
40 x 30 cm | 15.75 x 11.61 inches
    The icon represents the Roman Catholic Saint Rita of Cascia, who was an Italian widow and Augustinian nun (Born Margherita Lotti 1381 – May 22, 1457). St. Rita is shown standing frontally to the audience, with hands folded crosswise and pressed them to her chest. She is holding rose in one hand and Latin wooden Cross (decorated by gilded and painted image of Christ's Crucifixion) in another hand. St. Rita is looking slightly away from the observer as a person who is deep in prayer. The position of her hands expresses faith and love to Jesus Christ. She is wearing an Augustinian nun’s habit, which was worn in the monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene in 14th-century Cascia, Italy (beige or brown habit, particularly with brown ribbon on the edge of nun's veil).
    The artwork is performed on solid wood covered by gesso with the usage of oil painting. The icon’s frame and the nimbus over the head of Saint Rita of Cascia are gilded with pure gold leaves.
Portrait “Eva”
 
Original Oil Painting on Canvas
35.5 x 28 cm | 14 x 11 inches
Portrait “Smile of the Rose”
 
Original Oil Painting on Canvas
28 x 35.5 cm | 11 x 14 inches
The icon “Virgin the Guide”.
 
Wood, gesso, egg tempera, gilding with gold leaves 23.75K
40 x 30 cm | 15.75 x 11.61 inches
    This icon is my attempt to re-create the work of Fr. Yuvenaliy Mokrytsky in my interpretation. I tried to follow the master’s style using my way of painting and my range of colors. The artwork is performed on solid wood covered with gesso using the ancient technique of painting by egg tempera. The icon’s background is gilded with pure gold leaves.
    His Reverence Fr. Yuvenaliy Mokrytsky (1911 – 2002) was the hieromonk of Ukrainian Studite order and the outstanding master-iconographer, the representative of Ukrainian diaspora. The icon “Virgin the Guide” was created by Fr. Yuvenaliy Mokrytsky for the monastery Studion located near Rome, Italy in 1973. According to Dr. Dmytro Stepovyk (the famous Ukrainian specialist in the history of old Ukrainian Art and in the creativity of the masters of Ukrainian descent in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy and Bulgaria, etc.) the icons created by Fr. Yuvenaliy Mokrytsky for cathedral Santa Sofia a Via Bossea in Rome was one of the greatest achievements in Ukrainian iconography in 20th century.
The Icon “Saint Rita of Cascia”
 
Wood, gesso, egg tempera, gilding with gold leaves 24K
40 x 30 cm | 15.75 x 11.61 inches
    The icon represents the Roman Catholic Saint Rita of Cascia, who was an Italian widow and Augustinian nun (Born Margherita Lotti 1381 – May 22, 1457). Saint Rita is shown standing frontally to the audience, with hands folded crosswise and pressed them to her chest. She is holding a pink rose in one hand and Latin wooden Cross (decorated by gilded and painted image of Christ's Crucifixion) in another hand. St. Rita is looking slightly away from the observer as a person who is deep in prayer. The position of her hands expresses faith and love to Jesus Christ. She is wearing an Augustinian nun’s habit, which was worn in the monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene in 14th-century Cascia, Italy (beige or brown habit, particularly with brown ribbon on the edge of nun's veil).
    The artwork is performed on solid wood covered by gesso with the usage of the ancient technique of painting by egg tempera. The icon’s frame and the nimbus over the head of Saint Rita of Cascia are gilded with pure gold leaves.

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