Handmade Byzantine Icons
In 1961, George Konstantinidis was in Athens. While he was studying at Academy of Marasleio, he managed to attend at painting and iconography lessons in the workshop of Sarafianos, where he met Nickolaos Prisnovali and Fotis Kontoglou. Interest in iconography while growing up, when he visited the Mount Athos the Holy Mountain, he enriched his knowledge and returned back to Cyprus as an Inspector of Art in Elementary schools.
His daughter, Myrianthi Konstantinidou, used to observe her fathers job alongside of the study of drawing lessons since she was young, managed to learn in detail every process and secret involved on hand-painting icons and frescos. After the graduation of Lanitio High School, managed to earn a Bachelor of Arts at Empire University.
It is worth mentioning that during the last 20 years she collaborated with the Holy Monastery of Chrysorrogiatisis in Paphos, where she exhibited her paintings in the iconostasis. At this stage you will find it in the privately owned workshop and exhibition area in the village of Staos - Agios Fotios in Paphos, where visitors can watch all the stages of creating the handmade Byzantine icon (wood preparation and hagiography). It also holds a workshop in Limassol, where you can find it only by telephone. Besides Byzantine icons, she also creates paintings that relate to Cyprus' landscapes and various compositions. Accepts all kinds of orders and offers shipping both within and outside Cyprus.
Each icon is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity and stamp of approval of the Holy Archbishopric of Cyprus.
Chrysokondylia undertakes the hagiography of all kinds of icons and screens, by order. Also, the icons can be blessed in the village church, which is dedicated to the Savior Christ for forty (40) days. Local and international orders are acceptable. Shipping costs may vary by destination.
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