pukara mirrorby Robert M. Weiss $200.00 SALE - $34.99
- the story
Mirror, Mirror On the Wall
You might forget to even look at your reflection when you see the splendid details and colors of this artful mirror. This work of art was designed by Robert M. Weiss and then recreated by Peruvian artisans through the process of reverse painting on glass. This is a meticulous process of painting the design in reverse, then placing the glass paint-side down in the frame, and the handmade quality can be seen in every detail. Between the gold-painted wooden frame, the glass reflect glowing earthy colors like ruddy browns, dark golds, creams and deep turquoise blues in a combination of geometric patterns and Peruvian folk art.
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- glass, wood
- total frame 20" L x 16" W x 2.5 D"; inner mirror 12" L x 8" W
- wipe with damp cloth.
- the maker
Robert M. Weiss
New York designer Robert Weiss works in collaboration with artisans in Peru to create one-of-a-kind handmade pieces. The artisans use Old World techniques of reverse painting. The process requires the design to be meticulously painted in the reverse on the glass and then, placed paint-side down into the frame.
Reverse painting on glass is a very old art style brought by the Spaniards to Peru in the 1400s. When the Spaniards settled in Peru they brought many of their household items from Spain. Reverse painting on glass became ingrained in the art and craft movement of Peru, becoming a well-defined part of the vernacular of everyday products and household goods.
With the advent of the computer age, fewer and fewer Peruvian youth are assuming the career of artisan. Hence many Old World techniques, such as reverse painting are no longer being passed on. The creations of Weiss and the Peruvian artisans represent a glorious and proud heritage within the Peruvian art movement.
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