Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane (2015)
Painting by Adriana Vasile


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  • Size: 10.83 × 12.6 × 0.79 in (framed) / 8.27 × 9.84 × 0.12 in (unframed) / 7.87 × 9.45 in (actual image size)
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"Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane" is a Romanian traditional icons painted by me on glass (reverse side technique) with hand painted wooden frame.

The prayer of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane is a rare theme in romanian traditional painting on glass. . The drama of the scene is represented by dark and contrasting colors and by the cool tones. Grass and bushes in the foreground overlapping lines and contrasting tones separated by suggesting scenery of Mount of Olives.
After the Last Supper, Christ calls his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane to pray in his grip night. Taking upon himself the sin of the world, Jesus bears the existential anxiety throughout the world. Is the most intense and secret prayer of Jesus ever made.

Painting icons on glass is a traditional Romanian form of art. Folk icons on glass are painted on the reverse side of the glass. First, the outlines are drawn with black ink. 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 one generation to another, 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 bordered with flowers, rope or stars.

Materials used:

glass, wood, oil colors, acrylic, gloss varnish for wood, gold leaf

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