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Doors Between Two Worlds

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

"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.

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14 minutes


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