The Creation Of An Icon

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Doors Between Two Worlds20181217

"We are glorified door makers” says Aidan Hart, a professional iconographer, “because we create a door between the world and heaven.” “I feel like a composer and poet but working in colour and form rather than notes and words.” Aidan Hart, a former Greek Orthodox monk has painted icons for over 30 years. In this series he will lift the veil on this powerful and compelling art form. Over five programmes during Advent Aiden paints an icon of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel revealed to Mary that she would give birth to Jesus, the son of God. Whilst he paints he talks about the process, the symbolism and the ideas behind icon painting. You can follow Aiden’s progress via the picture gallery on the programme web page.

The producer is Phil Pegum.

World-renowned iconographer Aidan Hart paints an icon for Advent.

Iconographer and former Greek Orthodox monk Aidan Hart paints an icon for Advent.

Halos20181221

Aidan Hart is painting an icon to mark the season of Advent. Today he puts in the finishing touches and explains how the halo has changed through history and the connection between icons and modern art.

You can see how Aidan created this icon by going to the picture gallery on the programme's webpage.

Producer: Phil Pegum
Series Producer: Amanda Hancox

Iconographer Aidan Hart puts the finishing touches to his icon.

Iconographer and former Greek Orthodox monk Aidan Hart paints an icon for Advent.

Holy Perspectives20181219

Iconographer Aidan Hart explains the strange perspectives of the icon.

Iconographer and former Greek Orthodox monk Aidan Hart paints an icon for Advent.

Shining With Divine Splendour20181220

Aidan Hart explains how to use paint to create divine light.

Iconographer and former Greek Orthodox monk Aidan Hart paints an icon for Advent.

Shinning With Divine Splendour20181220
Symbolism Of Paint20181218

Aidan Hart explains the significance of colour as he paints an icon.

Iconographer and former Greek Orthodox monk Aidan Hart paints an icon for Advent.