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"Saints Peter and Paul" is a Romanian traditional icons I painted on glass (reverse side technique) framed in wooden frame, also painted and varnish manually. Frame have accents of golden leaf as you can see in the attached images. It is provided with hanger so it is ready to be put on the wall.
The scene depicted the St. Peter and Paul, who with one hand supporting a church in miniature. The church in miniature reminds the words of Jesus: "You are the rock on which I want to I establish my church". The robes of saints are made like columns. The space between the saints is decorated like a chessboard. Behind the saints appear white bands a border. At the corners are drawn drapes. The remaining space are painted stylized flowers and leaves.
Chromatic: red, black, brown, white, green, gold.

If you want this icon at another size or if you want a painting with another saint or another scene, do not hesitate to contact me. I will make for you a recommendation and a price offer.

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.

Materials used:

glass, wood, oil colors, acrylic, golden leaf

Saints Peter and Paul (2014)


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This artwork is sold by Adriana Vasile from Romania

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