A large Indian Reverse Glass Painting of. Shiva the destroyer, one of the most venerated deities in Hindu mythology. Presented in its original v.
Intage Art Deco jade ribbed frame. Depicted in this reverse glass painting is a mendicant, one who lives off begging, draped in animal hide seated in a mountain setting. This is Shiva, t he destroyer. In particular the destroyer of Kama, the god responsible for desire and attachment. It's an image of deep.
Significance to devotees, and one steeped in symbolism. The three lines of ash on his forehead represent the destruction of the three worlds created by dilusion. The eyes are shut indicating withdrawal from things worldly. The rudraksha malas he wears are necklaces made from the seeds of Elaeocarpus which grow in the foothills. Of the Himalayas, and said to be the dried tears Shiva shed when he saw the world.Shiva is depicted in blue, a poignant reminder of the poison he consumed to save the world, his sombre lips indicating inner serenity. As a hermit he is modestly. Draped in animal hide eschewing manmade cloth.
He wears what the wilderness provides. Painting, Shiva is accompanied by his wife Parvati, and their elephant-headed son Ganesha. This is a vibrant example of Indian reverse glass painting, the authentic Art Deco period frame in jade. It's very much in the Indian tradition, in which generation after generation of painters recreate images that have gone before with, no doubt. Being used as inspiration in this respect.Tradition, an engraving is laid down on the back of the glass before water or gum arabic paints are applied. This is then fired in a kiln ensuring the paint bonds permanently with the glass. For obvious reasons, they are noted for their sheer brilliance, stunning clarity and use of rich colours, particularly gilding as here. Indian glass paintings celebrate all things Indian in their choice of subject matter. Familiar themes being portraits of popular deities, such as Shiva, as well as mythological figures, epic themes, icons, and both ornamental and botanical themes from nature. Other reverse glass paintings are available from lacewing-interiors. See last two images for example, and separate listings. WILL BE DISPATCHED IN POLYSTYRENE. To see the wide range of Indian vintage antiques currently in stock, search. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "lacewing-interiors" and is located in this country: GB.
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