THE ICON GALLERY FOR ISAAC FANOUS

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For many centuries religious icons have been the principal way of expressing faith and picturing biblical events as well as means of documenting the biography of some saints and martyrs.

Icon is a Greek word which means a picture simulator or identical and in the orthodox tradition it is a picture that resembles a person (Christ, Virgin Mary, Saints... ) or a holy scene which is drawn on wood following special techniques and traditions.

Religious icons have been always a corner stone in churches and their features have reflected over the years, different beliefs and symbols. An expert eye can identify the differences between various eras and styles of icons.

One of the most distinguished religious icons belong to the Coptic Church

Icons in the Byzantine and related traditions, the figures are depicted frontally, looking straight at the viewer. Today, Coptic icons are found not only in churches, but also in homes and praying altars. They may also be purchased from Coptic gift shops throughout Egypt. 

During the papacy of Pope Cyril VI, the emergence of Coptic painters like Dr. Isaac Fanous Youssef, along with the revival of Coptic art, brought about the creation of the Contemporary or Neo-Coptic school of iconography.

The style he originated incorporates elements from pharaonic art as well as Byzantine art, and accurately reflects the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

 

It also uses modern art theory such as Cubism and Impressionism in the service of the sacred, which makes the Neo-Coptic Style accessible and pleasing to the western eye.Professor Fanous is considered as the Egyptian master of the Neo-Coptic style of iconography, which draws heavily on its
Pharaonic artistic heritage as well as modern art theory

 

The style he originated incorporates elements from pharaonic art as well as Byzantine art, and accurately reflects the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

It also uses modern art theory such as Cubism and Impressionism in the service of the sacred,
which makes the Neo-Coptic Style accessible and pleasing to the western eye.
Professor Fanous is considered as the Egyptian master of the
Neo-Coptic style of iconography, which draws heavily on its
Pharaonic artistic heritage as well as modern art theory.

Iconvas have the only documented license from professor Issac Fanous to reprint and sell his icons all over the world

we transform the icons into an amazing canvas work of art. You have two rendering options to choose from. You can select PhotoRealistic, bringing your photo to full life even more vivid than the original, or BrushStroke, which appears to have been produced by delicate strokes of an artist's brush. Additionally, you have two primary finishing options. The canvas can simply be stretched and framed to your specifications, or it can be Gallery Wrapped, stretching the canvas over a wooden frame so that the edges of the material are drawn around it.
 

 

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