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FRAME WATCH: Framing the Impressionists, part 2

Posted: 15 Jan 2018 by PML

Following on from Part 1 'Framing the Impressionists', we continue to look at the various periods and styles of frames chosen for the works of the Impressionists


FRAME WATCH: Framing the Impressionists, part 1

Posted: 17 May 2017 by PML

A short essay looking at the various periods and styles of frames chosen for the works of the Impressionists


FRAMES: The Cassetta, Part 2

Posted: 10 Dec 2016 by PML

In the first part of this article (The Cassetta Part 1), its ancestors, structure and development were described, along with some of the decorative techniques used to ornament it, such as punchwork and pastiglia. In this article, our focus is on parcel gilt finishing, specifically looking at arabesque ornament and exploring its origins..


FRAME HISTORY: The Cassetta, Part 1

Posted: 27 May 2016 by PML

The cassetta is the most fundamental frame design, on which practically every other genre or pattern is based. It is usually translated, lazily, as a 'box' frame, which doesn't describe it at all. It could be more accurately called an 'encasing' frame, like a casement window; a rectangular border with a very simple cross section, usually with a flat central frieze surrounded on each side by mouldings.


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