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The dome of the All Saints church, Nicosia, Cyprus
The dome of the All Saints church, Nicosia, Cyprus

My name is George GOUTSEV, an artist from Bulgaria. I received my education in the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. During 1992-2001 I worked in the Republic of Cyprus as an iconographer. I drew wall paintings in churches and icons on good quality solid wood and on thin paved stone gilded with 24-carat gold leaf with an original Byzantine style.I’m working under the influence of the magnificent mosaics of Ravenna (Italy), of Istanbul (Turkey), the icons in Bethlehem (Israel) and the murals and the icons from 16th century in the Monastery of Stavronikita, located in the Holy Mountain, Greece. The colors are made from the finest European dried pigments. The yolk of a fresh egg is used to make the color, which is painted on in several layers to achieve the rich, glowing effects characteristic of egg tempera. This is the method used by iconographers for almost 2000 years.


George Goutsev


George Goutsev,  


Mladost 4 complex, bldg. 476, entr. 4, fl. 4, apt. 11, 1715
Sofia   78248 Bulgaria


+3579 2 764702




Link to George Goutsev Web Site


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