Glass paintings

Originally, the pictures painted on glass portrayed religious and secular themes - they depicted scenes from the life of highwaymen, particularly Jánošík's group. Pictures of saints were thought to protect their owners and they were given a dominant place in the room of traditional folk dwellings. Families who earned their living through making glass originally started to produce these paintings. Painting requires not only knowledge of the technique of painting on glass, but also great artistic talent. Artists who currently follow the original tradition of glass painting are returning thematically to copies of a sacred character. While they still depict bandit themes, the overwhelming majority of their work is characterized by their own themes and bears the individual handwriting of each artist. This release from traditional forms of painting art expression enriches the gallery of paintings on glass with each new contribution.

 

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