A large Indian Reverse Glass Painting, in a. Period frame, of the much idolised Hindu deity.
One of the more highly detailed , larger examples of the genre. Depicted in this delightfully evocative. Is the highly revered Hindu deity Saraswati, one of the holy trinity , comprising of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. She is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, art, music, speech, wisdom and learning, and widely credited in mythology with the invention of the ancient language of Sanskrit. Although she is commonly shown with a swan as her vahana , her vehicle , in this rendition of this much idolised god she is seated on a citramekhala , a peacock to you and me, a not uncommon.
This is an example of Indian reverse glass painting at its most detailed , vibrant best , in an 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 PROTECTED IN POLYSTYRENE. To see the wide range of Indian vintage antiques currently in stock, search. The item "VINTAGE INDIAN REVERSE GLASS PAINTING. ART DECO FRAME" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Religion & Spirituality\Hinduism". 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, 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, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, South africa, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Philippines, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Russian federation.