Mary Magdalene (original Greek: Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή), or Mary of Magdala and sometimes The Magdalene, is a religious figure in Christianity. She has been called the second-most important woman in the New Testament after Mary the mother of Jesus. Measuring 3.5 inches wide x 5 inches high, this reverse oil painted icon is an original piece of religious art work that celebrates a special event or occasion with honor and elegance.
A Reverse Oil Painting on Glass
Reverse oil painting on glass is an art technique by which the artist paints a picture on the reverse side of a glass surface. Realistic reverse paintings are extremely challenging to create since, for example, in painting a face, the artist must put the pupil of an eye on the glass before the iris, exactly the opposite of painting a picture. The artist is not able to correct any errors made earlier since the surface between the glass and the paint already applied is now completely inaccessible. An Catholic artist in Poland who specializes in religious themes painted this Catholic Saint and many other reverse oil paintings on glass. Each of these beautiful paintings are enclosed in handmade frames with a leather back made by the artist’s elderly mother.
Each religious art piece is unique and varies in color and detail. Whether you collect religious art or are seeking one special piece for yourself or a friend, this beautiful and unique artistic process is rare and of high quality. To see other reverse oil paintings by the same artist, click here.
Each icon is a true one-of-a-kind original work of art. Colors and depiction will vary, sometimes significantly. We are happy to email you images of what is currently available. Please contact us.
St. Mary Magdalena, July 22 | Catholic Saint
St. Mary Magdalena is the patron Saint of:
Mary Magdalene traveled with Jesus as one of his followers. She was present at Jesus’ two most important moments: the crucifixion and the resurrection.Within the four Gospels, the oldest historical record mentioning her name, she is named at least 12 times, more than most of the apostles. The Gospel references describe her as courageous, brave enough to stand by Jesus in his hours of suffering, death and beyond.