Ikcons are written according to a set of strict rules, i.e. the canon of Icon writing. Only strict adherence to these principles allows for creating of a canonical Icon. Wood on the Icon support should be well dried. It cannot be’ resinous’or coniferous wood. The best material is a deciduous tree, such as linden, alder, poplar or the Siberian Birch. The painting support is made of the so-called plywood, that is, at least 3 strips glued alternately, on which canvas is then glued. Owing to that, the paint layer is more resistant to stress related to the wood work, but it is also associated with a particular theological reference. It is a reference to the first Icon – image of the Saviour made without hands, acheiropoieton, the face of Jesus Christ reflected on the canvas (Veil of St Veronica or the parable of King Abgar).

Icons are also protected with the so-called ‘spangas’ (German), or transverse strips slipped from the back using a “swallow tail” method. It is very important that spangas are made of timber which is harder than the painting support. The primer is made on the basis of Champagne chalk and rabbit-skin glue. It is applied using the “cross” method in twelve layers (it is a theological reference to the number of the Apostles). The next step is to polish it well. For writing Icons dry pigments mixed with egg yolk and dry white wine are used. The natural minerals and clays are rge best pigments.


Through the painting means, visible to the human eye, Icons communicate God’s beauty and glory, bear the name of their archetype and transfer its deified nature. An Icon maker, on the other hand, is not the author but only a tool in His hands. He lets Him to reveal Himself.

“Since God manifested Himself in flesh and lived among people, I have been able to depict what is visible in God”, wrote Saint John.

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