New for August 2022

August 1, 2022

New for August 2022

For the next two months I will be featuring images of the Life of Christ by Cypriot Artist Charalambos Epaminonda from a multi-year project he began in 2016 to create icons of the Gospel stories in a contemporary style. The Greek Orthodox icon-maker has completed 30--with more to come!  My August selections depicts four episodes in the New Testament where Christ reaches out to people pushed to the margins of society now on view in the Encounters with Christ gallery in The Life of Christ Section. Three icons depict meetings with outcast women: the Woman at the Well, the Woman Caught in Adultery, and the Woman Who Loved Much. The fourth painted panel shows Christ calling to the despised tax-collector, Zacchaeus (left), hiding in a tree. Epaminonda departs from traditional Byzantine iconography by painting figures with more recognizably human features in settings energized by columns of light, contrasting cubistic shards of colors, and animated details in the natural world. (John Kohan)