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Iconography and Faith

Father Peter Pearson

Left, Father Peter Pearson in 2017 Painting a Chapel Patron Icon of Mary Undoer of Knots.  Right, The Completed Chapel Patron Icon of Mary Undoer of Knots.

Mary Undoer of Knots

St. Peter's Church, Augsburg, Germany

The Shrine of Mary Undoer of Knots is filled with artifacts including some amazing iconography from the worlds masters.   Visitors will be amazed at the varied art and what the pieces mean in the Byzantine Catholic Religion.  Every piece tells and important story about faith.

The iconography in the chapel is very traditional and created using age-old techniques but employing the modern medium of acrylic paint on prepared panels.  Each icon is first drawn, then the darker base colors are applied, on top of these the lighter highlights are added giving dimension to the images before the finishing work and details are applied.  For inspiration, we've looked to the work of some contemporary Romanian iconographers as well as the work of the 20th century master, Leonid Ouspensky who was one of the leaders of the Russian exile community in Paris after the Revolution in 1917.  The images have a graceful simplicity that echos the golden age of icon painting in the 14th and 15th centuries.  Each icon is chosen and placed quite intentionally based upon centuries old tradition in the Eastern Church and every one of them will provide a prayerful link to the Unseen God as well as the "great cloud of witnesses" (the Mother of God, the angels, and the saints) into whose presence we come for worship.

Click on the Artwork below to learn more about the Art and Artist

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