The Meaning of Gold in Icon Painting
Does the gold in a halo or gold hatching of the clothing mean anything in the icon? Father Pavel Florensky provides us with convincing evidence of the concrete-metaphysical meaning of gold in icon painting excerpted from his work, Iconostasis.
The Meaning of Gold Expands in Russian Icons
The changing worldview of 16th-century Russians gave new meaning to gold in icons. This collection of essays, written by noted authors Georges Florovsky, I. E. Grabar, S. Maslenitsin and others, provide clues as to the increasing dominance of gold in Russian icons since that time.
Gilding and Gold Painting for the Icon Painter
Julia Belova and George O’Hanlon
An introduction to gilding and gold painting with a detailed demonstration of both techniques accompanied by photographs and recipes.