A Subtle Being living in ivy leaves (from an art series: A Subtle Being)
2019, egg tempera, canvas, 140 x 100 cm (ID: 4073)
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.
Egg tempera - the most durable technique, next to wax tempera, in which the binder of colours is organic. It can be wine, vinegar or water mixed with egg yolk (egg tempera). This technique has been known since antiquity and was most popular in the Middle Ages. Unlike oil painting, the paint dries quickly, becomes brighter when dry and it is more difficult to select and mix colours.