"Jesus with Vines" is a Romanian traditional icons painted on glass (reverse side technique) wooden-framed and painted and varnish manually. The frame is provided with a hanger so it is ready to be put on the wall.
The icon illustrates the parable of the vine: "I am the vine, ye are the branches". Jesus sits on a chest of drawers decorated with flowers and hatches. Dressed as He appears in the crucifixion, with a red cloth wrapped around His hips, haloed with the specific signs, Jesus has a calm and kind attitude. The vine curls up the cross on the background and surrounds Jesus entirely down to the chalice that Jesus squeezes in a bunch of grapes. The scene is surrounded by folds of drapery and flowers. Chromatic blue - background; ocher, white, green, brown, red, gold, blue light and grey.
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 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 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, gold leaf