A Subtle Being 05112022 (from an art series: A Subtle Being)
2022, levkas, ink, wood board, gilding, canvas, 30 x 27 cm (ID: 19143)
Subtle Being - an open series of artworks by Krzysztof Sokolovski, including icons of various sizes, altarpieces and paintings. The name of the series refers to the work of Professor Jerzy Nowosielski.
Levkas (gesso) - (from the Greek word leukos, meaning white), a glue and chalk primer used in panel painting and gilding. It is applied hot on the icon, usually in about twelve layers. One layer for one day. The prayer of the ritual then directs its attention to the Apostles (one for each layer). It recalls their deeds and asks for intercession.