Is the highly revered Hindu deity, Krishna, one of the ten avatars or incarnations of Vishnu. He is the symbol of love, devotion and joy, famous for his love of Radha, infamous for cavorting amongst the gopis, milkmaids , in Vrindavan, Mathura. In this particularly serene rendition of this much idolised god he is shown garlanded, playing a flute and resplendent with jewels and against a glowing, haloed background. In the foreground is the spiritual symbol OM, a syllable chanted independently or before a spiritual recitation by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.This is an example of Indian reverse glass painting at its most detailed , vibrant best , its authentic Art Deco. It's very much in the Indian tradition, in which generation after generation of painters recreate images that have gone before with, no doubt. Tradition, an engraving is laid down on the back of the glass before water or gum arabic paints are applied. This is then fired in a kiln ensuring the paint bonds permanently with the glass. For obvious reasons, they are noted for their sheer brilliance, stunning clarity, stunning colours and liberal use of gilding , as here.
Indian glass paintings celebrate all things Indian in their choice of subject matter. Familiar themes being portraits of popular deities, as here, as well as mythological figures, epic themes, icons, and both ornamental and botanical themes from nature. Other reverse glass paintings are available from lacewing-interiors.
See last three images for example, and separate listings. WILL BE DISPATCHED ENCASED & PROTECTED IN POLYSTYRENE. On the home page of the listing. You can also follow us around India and the subcontinent on Instagram at lacewinginteriors.The item "VINTAGE INDIAN REVERSE GLASS PAINTING. ART DECO FRAME" is in sale since Monday, June 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "lacewing-interiors" and is located in Hampton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Russian federation.