Here we have two folk art wall hangings featuring religious icons framed and under glass. What makes these so wonderful is the handmade nature of each piece. In both cases, there is an older lithograph that has been altered, decoupaged with glitter and beads, hand painted in areas, and in both cases embellished with plastic beads. One is of, I believe, Saint Nicolas in the center of a red glitter background. The other is a montage of various saints, with gold glitter between the saints, as well as beads and again much hand painting. These might have been made by two different people or perhaps at two different times. The montage of saints has a rustic gold-painted wood frame, somewhat wide, and the other in a less rustic frame. In both cases, the frames were not made to hold such thick paintings yet as the ordinary folk, most non-formally-trained artists, who make folk art tend to use materials at hand. A note on this form of art: the word “icon” comes from the Greek “eikōn”, meaning image. In Eastern Christian traditions, icons were usually flat wood panels depicting a holy being or object. Icons were painted in ancient time. As we see in many cultures, laypeople create their own homages to saints they love by creating religious art. And these icons are especially delightful.
Each framed piece measures about 10" wide by 12-3/4". Together weigh a little over three pounds. Again, because the frames were not originally intended for assemblage art, there are areas where the art is bulging or the glass is uneven and with gaps.
For the person moved by everyday faith and culture.
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