Blagica Petkovska, Elizabeta Ralpovska: The colours in the hermeneias – painting manuals for icon-painters

Painting manuals for icon-painters - erminias, usually contain two parts: technical (practical guidelines for the preparation of paint and the material used for painting, techniques for making the plaster, glue, charcoal, brushes, as well as conservation and restoration guidelines) and iconographic (describes the layout of the saints, their age, clothing, etc..). These manuscripts come from the Middle Ages, especially from Greece. Their translations and transcripts are found throughout Europe. Our interest is to consider the naming of colours in the erminias which were made ​​available to us primarily from lexical-semantic aspect.