A large Indian Reverse Glass Painting, in authentic Art Deco period frame. The much revered Hindu deity, Shiva the. Depicted in the this delightful reverse glass painting is a mendicant, one who lives off begging , draped in animal hide seated in a cave on top of a mountain. This is Shiva, t he destroyer.
Destroyer of Kama , the god responsible for desire and. It's an image of deep. Devotees, and one steeped in symbolism. The three lines of ash on his forehead represent the destruction of the three worlds created by dilusion.
The hooded serpent indicates stillness. The rattle drum a rough musical instrument used to tame monkeys, symbols of the restless mind. Shiva is depicted in blue, a poignant reminder of the poison he consumed to save the world, his sombre lips indicating inner serenity.As a hermit he is m. Draped in animal hide eschewing manmade cloth. He wears what the wilderness provides.
This is a vibrant example of Indian reverse glass painting, the authentic Art Deco period frame in dark ochre. And one very much in the Indian tradition, in which generation after generation of painters recreate images that have gone before with, no doubt. Being used as inspiration in this respect. 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 and use of rich colours.
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.
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