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August 2020

What Makes An Attractive Picture Frame

By |2020-08-20T01:27:16+00:00August 20th, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, Modern Frames, Period Frames, Personalised Frames, The Art World|

Things To Consider There are several elements that need to be considered when you are framing your artwork for presentation. A great framing begins with consideration into the following elements: The surroundings of the art work. Your taste and style. The art work itself, what you are framing. [...]

Top 5 Art Galleries In Amsterdam

By |2020-08-20T01:32:27+00:00August 14th, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, Modern Frames, Period Frames, The Art World|

Rijksmuseum The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch National Museum and dedicates all of its works to arts and history of Amsterdam. Located in the Museum Square, Amsterdam South. The building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and was first opened in 1885.  The main building closed for a long period [...]

Art Gallery Of Alberta

By |2020-08-20T01:31:09+00:00August 1st, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, The Art World|

Building And Architecture The Art Gallery Of Alberta located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is a very uniquely designed building but it wasn't always that way. Established in 1924 the gallery was originally spread across many buildings and areas including hotels and public libraries where it would display small [...]

July 2020

10 Interesting Facts About Picture Frames

By |2020-08-20T01:29:31+00:00July 20th, 2020|Antique Frames, Bespoke Frame Manufacturing, Dubai, Modern Frames, Period Frames, Personalised Frames, The Art World|

Fact One Van Gogh once said ‘A picture without a frame is like a soul without a body’. Image credit: https://www.biography.com/ Image credit: https://pixabay.com/ Fact Two Frames are NOT copy written.  There is no law to stop anyone from [...]

Glass vs Perspex In Framing

By |2020-07-10T16:52:34+00:00July 10th, 2020|Antique Frames, Bespoke Frame Manufacturing, Modern Frames, Period Frames|

Glass Framing There are 2 main materials that are used in frames to contain the image, glass and perspex.  There are many pros and cons for both.  Here are some things to consider when choosing which best to use. Firstly we will look at glass. Below is a [...]

Woods Used In Picture Framing

By |2020-07-10T16:54:21+00:00July 1st, 2020|Antique Frames, Bespoke Frame Manufacturing, Period Frames, Personalised Frames|

Hard Wood and Soft Wood If you are considering a custom made picture frames there are many things to think about, for instance there are two types of wood categories, hard wood and soft wood.  Certain woods are better for building furniture and frames with than others. The [...]

June 2020

Period Frames – Our Top Galleries to see them in Ireland

By |2020-07-10T16:52:19+00:00June 10th, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, Period Frames, The Art World|

The National Gallery of Ireland Home to some of the most beautiful period frames in Ireland, and located in the centre of Dublin, The National Gallery of Ireland opened its doors to the public in 1864.   The Gallery currently has an extensive collection of Irish paintings, but is [...]

May 2020

The State Hermitage Museum

By |2020-05-20T07:56:27+00:00May 20th, 2020|Antique Frames, Gold Leaf|

History Of The Hermitage The State Hermitage Museum is located in St Petersburg, Russia and is the second largest art museum in the world. The Hermitage museum was founded in 1764 when the empress Catherine the Great met Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky, a merchant from Berlin and acquired a [...]

April 2020

National Gallery London Virtual Tours

By |2020-05-20T08:00:57+00:00April 30th, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, The Art World, United Kingdom|

What is a Virtual Tour A virtual tour is a way to immerse yourself into the beauty of the gallery from anywhere in the world.  You can enjoy panoramic views of the gallery and all its beautiful artwork on display without ever leaving your home. In times like [...]

National Art Museum of China

By |2020-05-20T08:00:09+00:00April 21st, 2020|Antique Frames, Galleries, Period Frames, The Art World|

History of The National Art Museum of China The National Art Museum of China is the largest art museum in China and is funded by the Ministry of Culture. In 1958 the building started to take shape and was formally opened to the public in 1963. The building [...]

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