Отзывы заказчиков и студентов
о нашей работе:
Имя : Владимир Д.Ш.
E-mail : email@example.com*
Текст комментария :
Спаси Вас, Господи, за изумительную, полученную мною сегодня икону.
Долгих Вам лет во славу Господню.
Рассматривая сегодня Богородичный ряд созданных Вами икон на вашем
сайте мне очень захотелось приобрести икону для дома, подобную
представленным под номерами 21 или 23 размером 17х25 .
First Name : Margaret Broadbent
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org*
Icon Painting Workshop October 2005
For three weeks in October, 2005 a group
of four enthusiastic Australian women travelled to St. Petersburg to study
Icon Drawing techniques under the tutelage of Philip Davydov. Philip was
recommended to teach us through the Rector of the St. Petersburg School of
Religion and Philosophy. We are all greatly indebted to this very gifted,
gentle and encouraging teacher who imparted the knowlege of Icon techniques
through his strong faith and religious beliefs.
Before our arrival in St. Petersburg and
thanks to Information Technology, Philip received photographs of the Icons
and medieval artworks we had studied during the past three years. With this
knowlege of our skill-levels, Philip decided to choose the prototype
-"CHRIST THE SAVIOUR" for our studies. It was a prototype in the Byzantine
Method of Icon Studies. The challenge then for Philip was to deal with four
women who operated at different levels, saw things differently and who came
from different artistic experiences.
Three weeks was the chosen time to work
and complete the icons. With a stong focus by the group and constant
encouragement from Philip, we managed to complete an Icon in our own unique
Philip did not take anything for granted
as he instructed us through the various steps. From the beginning Prayer
Ritual before an Icon; to the practise of drawing and coming to see; to the
mixing of pigments; to listening to the important ways of being and careful
listening to instuction methods; to the application of gold leaf in the
water-gilding method; to blocking in the colours in a very concrete manner
by using slow and controlled brush-strokes; to the layering of colours and
the final varnishing of the work, Philip had his finger always on the pulse
of the group and was totally open to receive our questions as they emerged.
This way of teaching is I believe the best way for adults to learn. It
certainly is the best way for me.
One of Philip's key phrases during the
classes was "GO SLOWLY" It took me quite a while to really take in what
Philip meant. To breate deeply, imbibe the present spiritual action and to
be deply attentive to the process and the prototype is what I came to
realise the words "Go Slowly" meant. These words of Philip enabled me to
value the connections being made at a depth where "THE WORD" spoke
intimately and quietly in the silence. Heart to heart, Spirit to spirit,
soul to soul happens when one goes slowly. Thankyou Philip!
Philip's obvious love of his Religious
Orthodox Traditions, Beliefs and Values poured out and penetrated into us as
we worked daily together in silence. His gentle ,sensitivity enabled each
of us to experience a freedom and peacefulness within. In this atmosphere
we were free to ask the multitude of questions need for our learning.
Philip was very "In-tune" with our natures and abilities and it is of great
cedit to him as he displayed warm patience and understanding as he lead us
through the process.
I consider Philip to be a Master
Iconographer. The works he has painted and which are displayed on his web
site and in his studio, give testimony to the many hours of dedicated
practice to this most beautiful art.
Because the group came to St.
Petersburg to study we were able to feel and experience the Culture and
Religious Traditions first-hand. By visiting the Russian Museum prior to
beginning our studies and being soaked and enveloped by the many Icons on
display, Philip enabled us to soak in the Spiritual Power at work. Of
course we visited many other museums and Churches with Philip. These
experiences as well as the many slide presentations depicting the History of
Icons the group became more familiar with the various traditions and in
particular the Russian Tradition. What a blessing it was to receive such
knowledge from such a faith-filled teacher.
Everyone one of our needs was
catered for in all areas and I will always be extremely grateful to Philip
for enabling four eager Australian women to have such a blessed and deeply
I highly recommed Philip , a gifted
and mulit-talented teacher and Iconographer, with a gift for languages and
in particular English to teach in any part of the world especially where
English is spoken.
Artist and Sister of Mercy,
First Name : Pauline Pervan
E-mail : email@example.com*
'Icon experience' in Russia October 2005.
I travelled with three other Australians including my
art teacher, following a dream, to learn the
traditional byzantine technique of icon painting.
Philip Davydov our very qualified and skilled teacher
had arranged every detail for us before arrival, the
materials and outline of our proposed course.
His style and words were always personalised and
encouraging, focused, contemplative, exacting yet
wise. He would say 'go slowly, - never feel your work
as too heavy. It will be visible in the result.' We
tried to imbibe as much as we could from his excellent
method of teaching and bring it back with us to
Melbourne with very heartfelt memories.
Mature age art student.
First Name : Aled
URL : firstname.lastname@example.org*
Comment: Dear Philip,
The icon has arrived!! It is really amazing and wonderful.THANK YOU !!
It will be blessed in the Advent by our bishop.
First Name : Rev. Dr. Harry
URL : Dr.Haiden@aol.com*
Comment #1: I am proud to announce that the
fresco has been completed and that all is well with it. The image
of Christ enthroned flanked by the Virgin Mary and Saint John The Evangelist
is, in my humble opinion, breathtaking. The work of Philip Davydov
is more then I could have hoped for and Philip has shown himself to
be a gentle and serious Christian man who I am proud to call "friend".
The work is a true doorway into the world of the Spirit and God's
presence can be felt in it.
Comment #2: Philip, on behalf of our congregation
and the people of our diocese, I would like to thank you for the fresco
that you rote at saint John The Evangelist.it will always be an important
part of our worship space and your presence among us was a graced time.
Name : Aled
URL : email@example.com*
Comment : Philip...
The icon of Theotokos is very beautiful
and loved by many people.
First Name : Chris
URL : ec tenor @yahoo.com*
Comment : mr. Davydov...
Your talent is one that has and will continue
to touch so many people. The Fresco you painted at St. John the Evangelist
Episcopal Church is truly an amazing focal point for worship. The first
time I saw it completed left me awestruck...a truly...
First Name : Susan and Dr. Grady
Comment : Hi, Philip! Last nights dedication
service for your fresco at St Johns was wonderful. Such a mystery -
Thank you for sharing your gifts with us - We miss you.
First Name : Nigel Day
URL : Leeds, UK
Comment : I commissioned an icon
of The Holy Virgin from Philip Davydov and was absolutely
delighted when I received it. The picture on the website (Icon
of the Holy Virgin ), though good, does not do full justice
to its beauty or the skill of the man who wrote it.
See also our Portfolio, Home
News Tribune or St. Petersburg Times about fresco mural in St. John
The Evangelist church in New Brunswick (NJ, USA).
See more Christian frescoes in our Mural
Gallery and icons in Icon
Read more about Christian
For ordering or buying any of our sacred icons, commissioning
fresco murals, questions or proposals, just e-mail us,
or call +7 950 00 58 293.
To see more sacred icons, frescoes, mosaics and
miniatures, visit another internet gallery of Christian images at http://iconaantica.spb.ru.
* Адреса e-mail изменены.