An African Coptic Resurrection . The icon is separated in two parts:
- The first represents Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. These two are in the company of angels and are preparing Jesus’ burial.
- The second part depicts the soldiers lying down in the dark of night. They seem like dead before the empty tomb that they were supposed to guard.
A series of paintings in angelicon is owing to he vast cultural treasure of Ethiopian art as well as to the Coptic traditions heritage. In General this sacred art genre is geometric, almost primitive, yet very potent. Here the simplicity of forms and the vividness of the colors used, further underlines the symbolic, spiritual message of the painting.
The technique used is egg tempera on wood. In this technique we mix egg yolk with powder pigment and add the color in consequtive, thin succesive layers to create volume and light the traditional technique for byzantine icons.
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