Byzantine tradition religious paintings on glass

Byzantine tradition religious paintings on glass

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During XVIII and XIX centuries in the eastern part of Central Europe (Bohemia, Bavarian Forest, Upper Austria, Silezia, Galicia) a new trade got a strong development – folk glass painting. In the western part of Romania this technique has a strong byzantine influence.
Old Romanian glass icons express the mentality and sensibility of traditional painting. They mirror the thought and imagination of peasant icon-painters and their representations of the „unseen world”.
The artist painted the present icons strictly following the traditional technique. The icons are painted of the back of the glass, with oil colors and a gold leaf is applied on certain areas.



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