- Author : Peter Pearson
- Release Date : 01 October 2005
- Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 96
- ISBN 13 : 9780819226457
Download or read book entitled A Brush with God written by Peter Pearson and published by Church Publishing, Inc. online. This book was released on 01 October 2005 with total pages 96. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than a thousand years, Eastern Christians have used their hands and hearts to create icons, proclaiming God’s reality in a visible–and breathtakingly beautiful–way. This ancient art is enjoying a renewed interest in the West, as people of faith create icons and use them to meditate on mysteries for which there are no words. A Brush with God is a guide to painting icons and using them in prayer. Written with warmth and energy, it describes the history of icons and examines why they’ve been a spiritual tool for so many centuries. Written from a uniquely Western perspective, the book guides artists–from novices to professionals–through the process of icon painting, using traditional techniques but employing contemporary materials. Included are eight full-color plates of the artist’s icons.