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Silvana Klaric


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I was born on the 13th of August 1958 in Rijeka (Croatia). I have lived there my first 33 years. Since I was a kid I had a dream to become an artist (painter) but my family disagreed so I never attended the Academy of art.
Because of that my approach to the world of art was much harder and full of obstacles but I never gave up and always found ways to paint or create.
As a self-taught painter I had a hard time learning various artistic techniques and skills necessary to create artistic works and express myself.
In 1996 I discover vitrage - painting on glass (similar to Tiffany stained-glass technique but no glass cutting involved) and fell in love with it. As defined by online dictionary vitrage is: "A curtain of light and translucent material intended to be secured directly to the woodwork of a French casement window or a glazed door."
Translucency and charm of this "curtain of light" is what made me fall in love with glass painting.
The Lithuanian painter Albinas Elskus clai... Read More

I was born on the 13th of August 1958 in Rijeka (Croatia). I have lived there my first 33 years. Since I was a kid I had a dream to become an artist (painter) but my family disagreed so I never attended the Academy of art.
Because of that my approach to the world of art was much harder and full of obstacles but I never gave up and always found ways to paint or create.
As a self-taught painter I had a hard time learning various artistic techniques and skills necessary to create artistic works and express myself.
In 1996 I discover vitrage - painting on glass (similar to Tiffany stained-glass technique but no glass cutting involved) and fell in love with it. As defined by online dictionary vitrage is: "A curtain of light and translucent material intended to be secured directly to the woodwork of a French casement window or a glazed door."
Translucency and charm of this "curtain of light" is what made me fall in love with glass painting.
The Lithuanian painter Albinas Elskus claimed that:”…the painting on glass is an intriguing and fascinating technique that can add a whole new personal dimension to an artist’s work.” I fully agree,but there is something even more intriguing about paintings that instead of a thick, and opaque canvas as a background have translucent glass. When light hits paintings painted on glass they get extended into our space in the form of a colored hologram. The viewer can merge with a painting, become one with it: enter another dimension...
When in 2009 I, finally enrolled Fine Arts at York University of Toronto I was able to incredibly widen my knowledge of techniques, materials and added multiple different layers of meaning to my art.
I was awarded many times during my studies, and this certainly added value to my artistic resume but to me the whole experience of studying at my age and being able to do what I always desired to do was the greatest reward.
Now I know that not only glass has a potential to create another dimension and create physical and emotional union with a viewer. Now I know that every and each medium is apt to do this. So welcome to the dimensions that I am exploring, discovering and wholeheartedly willing to share with you. Read less

Klaric Silvana

Glass painting - stained glass painting - vitrage painting


HISTORY OF THE GLASS PAINTING

There is no conclusive knowledge about the origin of Glass Painting. Some claim that the art of painting on the back of glass goes back to the 4th century A.D. Its birthplace may have been in Egypt or Byzantium. However the technique was used in Italy in the Middle Ages, the process was also known in France and England. From the 14th century it was used in Germany. From the 16th century it was mass- produced in Italy, especially in Murano near Venice From the 17th century under-glass paintings became popular with landscapes, genre-paintings, portraits, etc. It was also customary to copy work of famous masters. Paintings by Hans Memlinc, Botticelli, Rubens, Van Dijck, and many others. In the 18th century painters such as Thomas Gainsborough produced under-glass paintings for peep shows. Some of them are displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Glass Painting Today
Glass painting is a form of art, which has evolved and gained prominence in the recent past. Glass painting basically involves painting on tinted glass that miraculously transforms a plain piece of lifeless glass, into a wonderful piece of art. It's effects can be amplified if placed under proper lighting. The images, diverse in subject matter, all unique and individual in character are outlined. They are then painted using special paints. Embedding with semi-precious stones, beaten gold leaf or glitters can enhance the look.
Glass paintings are sometimes called stained glass paintings because of the designs that are outlined with a special Cernes Relief outliners.They are applied directly from the tube with the nozzle.
There is very little that is comparable to the beauty of a glass painting. The effect of light streaming through the patterns of painted glass is indeed ethereal


Expos Solo (Listing)


1984 first group exhibition at the gallery „Vincent“ in Kastav (Croatia)
1989-1991 journalist and photo reporter in daily news
1991-2004 from beginning of the civil war until 2004 I lived in Italy
1998-2004 cultural mediator.
2000 base of Aviano group show.
2001 finalist at the contest „Illustrations for a fable“ - Circolo culturale Nuove speranze di Pasiano (Italy) sponsored by UNICEF
2002 solo show at “Palazzo Sonvilla” and Circolo culturale „Il Colle“ in San Daniele del Friuli (Italy)
At the end of 2004 I returned to Croatia.
03/2005 Lovran (Croatia) group show at gallery „Laurus“
04/2005 second price at the Ex Tempore Louran (Croatia)
09/2005 second price in the category of special techniques at the international contest Italart 2005 in Cremona (Italy)
11/2005 finalist at the competition Grand Prix des Ambassadeurs in Belgium
05/2006 participant at the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition in New York


Artistic Resumee


2001 finalist at the contest „Illustrations for a fable“ - Circolo culturale Nuove speranze di Pasiano (Italy) and sponsored by UNICEF
2002 solo show at “Palazzo Sonvilla” and Circolo culturale „Il Colle“ in San Daniele del Friuli (Italy)
At the end of 2004 I returned in Croatia.
03/2005 Lovran (Croatia) group show at gallery „Laurus“
04/2005 second prize at Ex Tempore Louran (Croatia)
09/2005 second prize in category of special techniques at the international contest at Premio Cremona 2005 (Italy)
Honors & Awards
Second prize as foreign artist and on second prize for special techniques
Premio Cremona 2005 - Italy
Jury:
Giorgio Falossi, Laura Jelmoni, Costanzo Ciuffani, Dino Cecconi and Pino Barigi
Second price at Ex Tempore Louran (Croatia)
Ex Tempore Louran
April 2005
Kondor Fine Arts Award
Kondor Fine Arts Scholarships
February 2011
One award is given annually in each Fine Arts program. The award is given to a 3rd or 4th year student majoring in Fine Arts in recognition of creative and scholarly achievement.
Kondor Fine Arts Award
Kondor Fine Arts Scholarships
February 2012
One award is given annually in each Fine Arts program. The award is given to a 3rd or 4th year student majoring in Fine Arts in recognition of creative and scholarly achievement.
Laya Lieberman Memorial Scholarship
Laya Lieberman
February 2011
An endowed scholarship in memory of Laya Liberman is given to a full-time or part-time student in the Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, in third or fourth year of study with special interest, dedication and enthusiasm in painting or sculpture. Prime consideration for the award is merit in one of these two areas taking into consideration good academic standing.
Laya Liberman memorial Scholarship
Laya Liberman
February 2012
An endowed scholarship in memory of Laya Liberman is given to a full-time or part-time student in the Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, in third or fourth year of study with special interest, dedication and enthusiasm in painting or sculpture. Prime consideration for the award is merit in one of these two areas taking into consideration good academic standing.
Carl Dair Memorial Scholarship
Donor: Friends of the late Carl Dair
April 2012
A scholarship in recognition of studio performance awarded annually to a student in the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts.
CIBC Fine Arts Student Award
CIBC
April 2012
The award is given to a 3rd or 4th year student majoring in Fine Arts in recognition of creative and scholarly achievement.


A Few Words About Me...


I was born on the 13th of August 1958 in Rijeka (Croatia). I have lived there my first 33 years. Since I was a kid I had a dream to become an artist (painter) but my family disagreed so I never attended the Academy of art.
Because of that my approach to the world of art was much harder and full of obstacles but I never gave up and always found ways to paint or create.
As a self-taught painter I had a hard time learning various artistic techniques and skills necessary to create artistic works and express myself.
In 1996 I discover vitrage - painting on glass (similar to Tiffany stained-glass technique but no glass cutting involved) and fell in love with it. As defined by online dictionary vitrage is: "A curtain of light and translucent material intended to be secured directly to the woodwork of a French casement window or a glazed door."
Translucency and charm of this "curtain of light" is what made me fall in love with glass painting.
The Lithuanian painter Albinas Elskus claimed that:”…the painting on glass is an intriguing and fascinating technique that can add a whole new personal dimension to an artist’s work.” I fully agree,but there is something even more intriguing about paintings that instead of a thick, and opaque canvas as a background have translucent glass. When light hits paintings painted on glass they get extended into our space in the form of a colored hologram. The viewer can merge with a painting, become one with it: enter another dimension...
When in 2009 I, finally enrolled Fine Arts at York University of Toronto I was able to incredibly widen my knowledge of techniques, materials and added multiple different layers of meaning to my art.
I was awarded many times during my studies, and this certainly added value to my artistic resume but to me the whole experience of studying at my age and being able to do what I always desired to do was the greatest reward.
Now I know that not only glass has a potential to create another dimension and create physical and emotional union with a viewer. Now I know that every and each medium is apt to do this. So welcome to the dimensions that I am exploring, discovering and wholeheartedly willing to share with you.