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Glass painting


The effect of light streaming through the patterns of painted glass is indeed ethereal. It is difficult to say exactly that how glass painting has been originated .As it is believed that the revitalization of art that took place during the Italian Renaissance gave new birth to this beautiful form of painting. But during renaissance the Glass paintings were in the miniature style and it relates with Biblical themes. They decorate church altars and windows. If we talk about our India, Glass painting gained large exposure and popularity somehow late and it emerged in the state of Gujarat during 18th century. Well, it was Chinese merchants who settled around the coastal regions of this state who influenced this style of painting. The art form also spread to other parts of the country such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Awadh, New Delhi, Bihar, etc. Artists of all these regions have made their own variations. Likewise, Indian glass painting developed a distinct character.

 

Comparatively, our Indian Glass paintings are well-known and famous by their bright colors and ornamental scenery. They embroidered with gold leaves and semi precious stones. Themes are generally similar to the miniature paintings that illustrate mythological figures and traditionally dressed men and women and so on. Glass paintings are sometimes also called as stained glass paintings and it hints at the process of creation. The designs are outlined. As such, special glass paints are applied. These paintings are based on water or gum arabic. They fired onto the glass using a furnace. Anyhow, it’s good if we make lots of mistakes because it shows that we are putting our efforts to make it more beautiful and better.


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The effect of light streaming through the patterns of painted glass is indeed ethereal.  It is difficult to say exactly that how glass painting has been originated .