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The Apostle Paul (tempera on wood)

BAL1630128 The Apostle Paul (tempera on wood) by Theophanes the Greek, (fl.1378-1405/15); 210x117 cm; Cathedral of the Annunciation, The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia; (add.info.: In Byzantine art, and later Eastern Orthodox art generally, the DeA'sis or Deisis (Greek: IśIiI'IzIuI, " prayer" or " supplication" ), is a traditional iconic representation of Christ in Majesty or Christ Pantocrator: enthroned, carrying a book, and flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, and sometimes other saints and angels. Mary and John, and any other figures, are shown facing towards Christ with their hands raised in supplication on behalf of humanity.); Greek, out of copyright

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This print showcases "The Apostle Paul" painted by Theophanes the Greek, a renowned artist from the Byzantine era. Measuring 210x117 cm, this tempera on wood masterpiece can be found in the Cathedral of the Annunciation within The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. "The Apostle Paul" is depicted as a full-length figure with a long and distinguished beard. He stands barefooted, symbolizing his devout devotion to his faith. Holding a book in his hands, he exudes wisdom and knowledge that he shared through his teachings as one of Jesus Christ's disciples. This artwork is part of the Deesis or De'isis tradition in Byzantine and Eastern Orthodox art. It represents Christ Pantocrator enthroned while flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. Other saints and angels may also accompany them in supplication for humanity. The intricate details captured in this traditional iconic representation are awe-inspiring. Every brushstroke brings out religious symbolism that resonates deeply with Christian viewers worldwide. As we gaze upon this print, we are transported back to an ancient time when faith was at its core. It serves as a reminder of Paul's significant contributions to Christianity and inspires us to reflect on our own spiritual journey.

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