glass painting

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This can refer to two techniques, both of which involve painting on glass. In the first ceramic colours are applied to sheets of clear glass and are then fired in a kiln and used as segments of a stained-glass window. In the second, oil or glass colours are painted onto glass and viewed from the unpainted side of the glass with the aid of illumination from behind. The English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88) executed a number of landscapes in this manner (now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London).

Subjects: Art.

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