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SA20062020 War Drama / Renato Villoresi (from an art series: SA)
2020, levkas, ink, gilding, graphite, canvas, wood board, 54 x 28 cm
The icon is made on a 100-year-old wooden board, which comes from the historic church equipment in Klebark Wielki, Poland (ID: 3738)
SA (Sacral Abstraction) - an open-ended series of artworks by Krzysztof Sokolovski, covering different types of neo-sacral objects. The titles of the artworks in this series include the dates of their creation.
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.