Monday, January 31, 2011


Well it's not always about the clothes here at RIVETED .i've got stung by the collecting bug a while ago and can't help buying when i find such a beautiful piece .Today's post features a 19th century reverse glass painting bought in Paris few years ago.The piece, depicts an 1800's Euro hunter with game . Reverse painting on glass is an art form consisting of applying paint to a piece of glass and then viewing the image by turning the glass over and looking through the glass at the image.This style of painting has been used for religious art, abstract art, clock faces, realistic landscapes, and scenes with people and portraits. The finishing details of the painting must be put on the glass first, and must be done accurately as this is immediately covered with the next phase of the painting. So for a portrait reverse glass painting, the pupil of the eye would be painted first, then the eye, and so on in reverse order, finishing with the background. Unlike stained glass, these paintings are meant to be mounted on a wall with light shown on them, instead of light going through them.

As best as art historians can determine, reverse glass painting evolved in central Europe in the middle of the 18th century in Austria, the Black Forest region,Romania and mediterranean region.Many of the images,in the beginning,were religious and mostly created in small village's family workshops., painting on glass became favored by the nobility throughout Central Europe. A number of clock faces were created using this technique in the early-to-mid-19th century. Throughout the 19th century painting on glass became widely popular as folk art . Unfortunately, during the inter-war period (1914–1945) this traditional "naive" technique fell nearly to a complete oblivion and began to decline with the innovations of photography and forms of printing......


  1. Mais tu as trouvé ça où? C'est superbe!!

  2. a clignanc.quand on s'est vu avec Lori.j'ai aussi achetechez le meme gars, une petite nature morte assez rare période barbizon de CHARLES GEORGET datée 1870 ,le tout pour 80Euro. il y a 10 ans en Floride,j'ai achete un lot de peintures sur verre religieuse debut 19em de Transylvanie,est sont superbes

  3. Transylvanie ???? Ce sont des crocs de vampire ou une moustache que porte le monsieur ? C'est assez particulier...ça manque un peu de vie, limite je me sens pas bien devant. Mais merci pour l'explication :)


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