Dating paintings frame

The study of picture frames in general, and of Renaissance frames in particular, is a discipline in its infancy.

Historic frames have always been the poor cousins of important collections of paintings and drawings.

Their color, shape, and ornament were generally determined as much by their settings as by what they contained.

Not only did frame design evolve with architectural taste, but frames were also often changed as interior decor was updated in order to conform to the demands of an altered context.

Structure and Design The development of frame design is inextricably tied to that of architecture.

Whether intended for use on paintings, reliefs, or mirrors, frames were invariably designed as parts of an architectural interior and were frequently meant to harmonize with door and window surrounds.

No matter whether an eighteenth-century “Salvator Rosa” frame is appropriate to a cinquecento Crucifixion, or whether a Velázquez portrait is flattered by an English Rococo frame: pictures have always been required to live unobtrusively among furnishings of a period not their own, and frames have always been the vehicle enabling them to do so.


What you can see in these pictures is a brilliant new take on house decoration, and I’m sure that that my readers would want to admire these pictures.

Throughout most of the modern (that is, postmedieval) era, original frames were discarded whenever a painting changed ownership, and a new frame more suitable to the work of art’s new surroundings was provided.

Only in the late nineteenth century did museums and private collectors develop an interest in historical authenticity that extended to frames as well as to the objects they contained, by which time frames more than one or two hundred years old had grown exceedingly rare.

This guy does an amazing job, but unfortunately the work of this one mystery man has been floating all around the internet for some time now, but does anyone know his name, or something about him.

Finally I would like to ask you to post a comment if you know who is the author of these amazing 3 dimensional wall paintings, because he should be getting some commissions.Understanding the materials and techniques used in the fabrication of frames is equally important to their proper classification and dating.


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