Jean BETOURNE of Limoges, France, is considered as one of the best enamelists in France and in the world. Here is a beautiful French countryside.
This artist called this painting Sunset in the mountains. This describes a landscape that we can see in the South of the France. In the background, we can see mountainsand in the foreground, a river.
The colors are quite warm and the painting is in very good condition. Lacquered frame measures 13,58"x 15,55". The actual enamel over copper artwork measures 7,09" x 5,12". Enamels on copper or enamels on porcelain we present are authentic works of art. They arent Helca curve plaque reproductions or screen paintings.Enamels are handmade paintings made by French artists living and working in France in respect of the Limoges tradition. Each painting is unique and signed by the artist. Few words about the enameling process.
Enameling is glass fused to metal at high heat. The piece is fired at about 1450 degrees F for several minutes and removed from the hot kiln.
The enameling process is specific: the enamelist must have a good knowledge of the colors and the effect of heat on them, as some of them change with the firing. An individual enameled copper tile will have been fired six to ten or more times.Metals may be worked - etched, chased, formed, etc. Before any enamel is applied. Enameling is characterized by brilliant, non-fading colors, tremendous durability, variety of color effects depending on angle of light, and tremendous versatility. The medium of enameling goes back two thousand years and forms part of the artistic heritage on six continents. Limoges, France, is a famous center of vitreous enamel production. The item "Vintage Enamel over Convex Copper signed by Jean BETOURNE, Limoges, France" is in sale since Monday, November 7, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "oceandesagesse-2008" and is located in Yerres. This item can be shipped worldwide.