"Child Jesus and Child John" is a Romanian traditional icons painted on glass (reverse side technique) framed in wooden frame, also painted and varnish manually. Frame is provided with hanger so it is ready to be put on the wall.
Theme inspired by the New Testament, it depicts Jesus and John the Baptist, children. One holds a lamb in his arms, the other a crown. Their faces are similar, each one is carrying on their shoulder a simple gown. They are surrounded by a garland of big flowers, red and white and clouds. Between them is a lily flower. Note the attitude of Jesus, deep attachment that holds the lamb tightly to his chest, close to the cheek.
Painting icons on glass is a traditional Romanian activity. Folk icons on glass are painted on the reverse side of the glass. First, the outlines are drawn with black inkr. Then each area is filled with tempera or oil colors. This has been a Romanian folk tradition since the 18th century. In our villages, the knowledge is passed from generation to generation, from parents to children. Many artists remain anonymous. These icons are primitive,colorful, glamorous - and very modern as a plastic conception.
A „definition” of the glass icon says that it has to be done according to a model (izvod). It usually has no anatomical proportions, but balanced chromatic patterns . The models currently used are 200-300 years old.
The writing is Cyrillic. There are several elements of a typical icon on glass: it represents a character or more, the remaining space is filled with flowers borders, rope borders, or stars borders.
glass, wood, oil colors, acrylic, gloss varnish for wood