A 20th-century oil painting by the famous, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, Photios Kontoglou. Μακεδονομάχος (trans. A Greek freedom-fighter from Makedonia)
use of vibrant colours in traditional Russian-Byzantine style
Posted by Unknown on 7th Apr 2014
The subject matter together with its presentation renders this icon reproduction capable of being an invitation to prayer, to the contemplation of the saint's virtues and an opportunity to "lay aside earthly cares", at least for a little while. St. Seraphim of Vyritsa's depiction in this icon is sober and manages to convey the sense of solemn joy he attained in his life and ministry under stressful societal circumstances at the beginning of the Soviet period in Russia.