Reverse painting on glass: technology and history

Introduction

Reverse-painted glass paintings are generally known by the German term hinterglasmalerei, however the term is recognised in several other languages: reverse painting on glass (Eng.); peinture sous verre (Fr.); vetri dipinti (Ital.); pintura en vidrio (Sp.). read more...

The production and high quality of reverse paintings on glass was much greater than is generally recognized. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it was practised at the level of folk art, which was of course much more common than the expensive commissioned pictures. Since 1992 there have been important exhibitions accompanied by catalogues. read more...

What is reverse painting on glass?

Nowadays, wall paintings are the most commonly encountered reverse painted glass objects. However, glass vessels such as tankards and double walled bowls were also decorated in this way. Glass paintings will be found in architecture, in cabinets and caskets, in mirrors and games, on beakers, goblets and decanters, as house altars, crosses and reliquaries, rings and thimbles. read more...

Technology of reverse paintings on glass

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History of reverse paintings on glass

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