Tag Archives: Icon

2155 – two Athos icons from 1977, painted by monk Antonios

It is rather unusual to find original Athos icons, that are for sale on the internet. But almost a month ago I saw two offered on Catawiki, painted by monk Antonios. Most icons are made by anonymous painters, also on … Continue reading

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1831 – The Iviron Chapel at the Iberian Gate on the Red Square

In a chapel close to the main entrance of the monastery of Iviron, behind red decorated doors the famous icon Panagia Portaitissa can be venerated. A friendly monk who was on guard kindly gave me a postcard of the icon. … Continue reading

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1812 – In and around Stavronikita (day three, third leg)

We sat silently behind a glass of fresh water and some loukoumi in the guesthouse. The archontaris, the guest monk, was very quiet, contemplative, and we didn’t speak. We just sat in the gloomy, long and narrow room next to … Continue reading

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1740 – How to paint an icon?

Monk Loukas from Xenofontos monastery showes you in 25 minutes how to paint a beautiful icon of Jesus. It is worth watching, with an explanation in English! Sorry, this video has been removed. Wim, 3/2/2016 Wim, 11/8 (thanks Vasilis)

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1684 – the icon painters of Lakkou skiti

One of the reasons to go to Mount Athos in 2014 was to buy a real Athos-icon. When we told Father Gabriel that we were looking for a good quality icon, he immediately brought us to a room in the … Continue reading

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1628 – the forgotten kelli of Agiou Onoufriou: the interior

In post 1627  I showed you the exterior of the “forgotten” kelli of Agiou Onoufriou. Today I will show the pictures I took inside. The backdoor was not locked but could simply be opened by removing an iron wire. The … Continue reading

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1553 – The ascension of Christ

Theophanes the Cretan The Ascension 1546 Egg tempera on wood Stavronikita monastery. Here are some more ascension paintings. hv

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1455 – building of the Brotherhood of the Ioasafaion

In a earlier post we asked more details about this building on an old postcard. Readers Vasilis and Hans Overduin told us it is located in Kavsokaliva and that is is a studio for iconpainters: the Brotherhood of the Ioasafaion. … Continue reading

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1365 – Mount Athos icon (from Denmark)

Never seen before, a Mount Athos icon/painting, (of high quality!), made in Denmark by Charlotte Weppenaar Pedersen. The icon, 21×28 cm, can be found – and bought for 5000 Dkr = appr. € 675,00 – on this site (and much more icons!). … Continue reading

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656- A trip to Athos (day 3 nr 10)

(see also post  596) We got a fine room and the rest of the day we were treated like real guests, because we were invited for a guided tour to see the church (together with some gentlemen from Austria). One … Continue reading

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