Naive Style Icons


he traditional icons on glass are an original style, specific for Transylvania, characterized by a naive, cheerful drawing dominated by simplicity and equlibrium. The first icons on glass appeard at Nicula, from where they spread to all Transylvania. After this many other centers where developed each of them with a personal style.

 

The main characteristic of the naive style is that the icons were painted by artists from the rural world who introduced Romanian Popular motifs, the icon becoming this way a modality of expretion, comprising facts from the day to day life of the village people.

 

With the exception of some painters in the centers of Transylvania painting, the painting of glass icons didn’t represent their main occupation of those who practice it.  After working on the filed or when the season didn’t permit it, the peasants took up the craft, all the colors used in the realization of the icons were created by the painter himself out of natural materials.

 

At Sibiel, in Marginimea Sibiului in Romania, we can find the largest museum of glass icons from Europe, where we can find a collection of about 600 icons, the majority of them done in traditional style from all areas of Transylvania (Nicula, Valea Muresului, Tara Fagarasului, Marginimea Sibiului etc).

 

The traditional icons painted by me are in total accordance with  the Romanian tradition , the technique used being the exact one used in the past. The models are are inspired from the icons in Transylvania, the colors may differ being painted manually.

 

The frames are hand made in lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated an treated through an aging process in order to give the wood an authentic feel.



Coronation of the Virgin

Coronation of the Virgin

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Jesus with the vine

Jesus with the vine

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Madonna in grief

Madonna in grief

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Saint Elijah

Saint Elijah

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

400,00 lei

Saint Elijah

Saint Elijah

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Saint Elijah

Saint Elijah

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Saint George

Saint George

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel

Saints Archangels Michael and Gabriel

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Annunciation

The Annunciation

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Ascension of Jesus

The Ascension of Jesus

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Birth of Christ

The Birth of Christ

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Birth of Christ

The Birth of Christ

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Birth of Virgin Mary

The Birth of Virgin Mary

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Entrance in Jerusalem

The Entrance in Jerusalem

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Last Supper

The Last Supper

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

The Resurrection of Jesus

The Resurrection of Jesus

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

450,00 lei

Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

150,00 lei

Archangels Michael and Gabriel

Archangels Michael and Gabriel

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

Madonna in grief

Madonna in grief

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

Saint Elijah

Saint Elijah

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

Saint George

Saint George

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

Saint John

Saint John

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

Saints Constantine and Helena

Saints Constantine and Helena

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

Saints Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

The Ascension of Jesus

The Ascension of Jesus

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

The Birth of Christ

The Birth of Christ

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

Virgin Mary with baby Jesus

(Romanian Icons on Glass)

Icon on glass painted in a naive style, with oil, golden foil, hand made frame out of lax wood (fire tree, linden), patinated and treated so as to hav..

90,00 lei

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