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Do you want to have distinctive, living icon painting traditions for your project? We have some good news for you. You can get them all here for free. However, for those who are not familiar with icons, it’s imperative to know what is icon and what it’s made of and used for. An icon is generally a flat panel painting depicting Jesus, Mary, saints and angels, which is venerated among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and in certain Eastern Catholic Churches.
Icons may also be cast in metal, carved in stone, embroidered on cloth, painted on wood, done in mosaic or fresco work, printed on paper or metal, etc. Icons are often illuminated with a candle or jar of oil with a wick. Beeswax for candles and olive oil for oil lamps are preferred because they burn very cleanly, although other materials are sometimes used. The illumination of religious images with lamps or candles is an ancient practice pre-dating Christianity. Comparable images from Western Christianity are generally not described as “icons”, although “iconic” may be used to describe a static style of devotional image.
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