The Beauty of frames - Julia Korner

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - Presented by: West Wales Decorative and Fine Arts Society

The talks take a look at the history of frames, and how frames have developed in Europe, influenced often by the prevailing architectural style. It looks at how they are constructed and conserved; and how a frame can transform a painting and display it to its best advantage. The choice of frame is a very personal one and primarily to complement a picture, but there are certain guidelines that can be helpful: for example, the balance between frame and picture. Julia discusses why a picture might need a frame, aesthetically: how to protect it from the dangers of light and temperature etc., together with the materials available for use; the design, construction and conservation of frames; and the process of making gold leaf and gesso frames and how they are conserved.

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