Mandylion

160×120 cm, oil on canvas, 2021

Painting refers to the tradition of presenting face of Christ as an object not made by human hands. This type of representation was originally created on the scarf which belonged to Saint Veronica. They were painted to serve  , that bring the image of Christ as human, closer to belivers. Of course, Mandylion presents a male portrait. My proposition of this portrait puts image of a woman first and opens a discussion about representation of gender, believes but also values that remains in culture, that can transform in time to something called: Simulacrum — an image without substance or qualities of the original, but could still be recognized as a part of changing human thought.