Glass Painting

Designer Metal Vase Glass painting made its appearance in India in the late 18th and early 19th century. Europe was well acquainted with the technique since the Middle Ages.The Chinese artists learnt the art from Europe. The flourishing trade relations between East India Company and China brought this art to India. The technique was adopted by the local painters who depicted popular stories, epic themes, icons, portraits, and icons through the glass paintings.

Regional variations were also noticeable in the paintings produced in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Awadh, New Delhi, Bihar, Bengal, Deccan, Satara, Hyderabad and Bombay. Glass was imported in India from Britain and Belgium.

The glass painters combined both traditional and European themes. The reproduction of European works as well as the symbolic depiction of Indian gods and goddesses were produced. Till today, in some parts of India especially in Gujarat and South India, glass paintings are produced carrying both popular and folk art traditions. Craft in India has a fascinating collection of glass painting. Their themes vary from European to Indian religious, folk or innovative images. Executed brilliantly on fine quality glass are these colorful and vibrant paintings. They are revered as fine works of art, and can be collected for your gallery or simply to add to your home decorations

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