"No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time.
It is just that others are behind the time”
Martha Graham 1892 - 1991
Reverse Plexiglass Paintings
Reverse Glass Painting
Ray Brown is considered very talented at placing simple artist materials onto the back of glass in a way that assists the motif to gleams. His artistic talent has been adapted to both traditional and contemporary themes providing a beautiful visual experience to an old art technique. Verre-eglomise is named after Jean-Baptist Glomy, a French 18th Century frame maker to Louis XVI, who used the technique extensively to decorate Mirrors and Trudeau for Marie-Antoinette.
Although the finest work was carried out in the 17 th and 18 th centuries, it is much older, with early examples of E'glomise' glass decorated bowls from a tomb in Italy, dating from the third century B.C.. E'glomise’ glass is: metal leafing, on their own or in combination, applied to the underside of a sheet of glass.
At it’s simplest a single or double line of gold leaf was laid on the glass, protected by a layer of black paint. This technique is still employed today for traditional prints.
At its most intricate complicated and elaborate designs can be achieved.