The paintings of Roberto Pagliarulo, although modern, have a distinct classical element making them congruent with traditional frame shapes. His most recent work takes inspiration from Italian landscape and culture, often including a mythical quality, drawing the viewer into a captivating perceptual experience.
The frames we made for Roberto's paintings reflect his union of contemporary and classical: the designs chosen are traditional yet simple; modern yet including shapes found on older styles of framing.
His confident use of colour means frames with a painted finish are a fitting choice. The designs chosen allow for the creation of clear, bold areas of colour to successfully frame the image.
For this oil of Hercules we enhanced the richness of royal blue with the addition of gilding along the inner section, whilst keeping the frieze a flat off white.
You can view more art by Roberto Pagliarulo and information on his website.
Also with Highgate Contemporary Art and Lena Boyle Fine Art.
Popular choices when framing small artworks include very wide, grand frames or to choose a more minimalist, slender frame. The latter was chosen for these two contemporary portraits in oil by Alexander Young MA (RCA).
A deep profile with a thin facing edge, these float frames provide an unimposing border around the paintings. The chosen colour was a complementary but not competing grey.
The paint and wash finish subtly brings out the grain of the wood to add a little texture and interest.
Alexander Young MA (RCA) studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art. He is a realist, figurative artist who paints portraits and objects found in his domestic setting. He explores the idea of taking everyday objects and through painting them transform and elevate them to see them afresh. He mainly paints in egg tempera on a gesso ground.
He has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art and Dulwich Picture Gallery amongst others with work in private and public collections. You are welcome to contact us for further artist details.
Slight alterations to frames can have impressive effects. For this 20th Century Impressionist painting of Montmartre by Charles Malle, we created a frame to our client's specifications.
We began with various hand finished samples to decide on shape, width and colour combinations. The final combination chosen was a large frame with a wide frieze between raised astragals with a pale grey and white distressed paint finish.
Our client, however, decided a slightly deeper tone was needed, so we replaced the pale grey with a darker, bluer hue.
The colour alteration created a bolder frame with the darker frieze enhancing the whiteness of the astragals, which then brought out the cool tones in the painting. Our client was very pleased with the result.
Contact us with your custom framing requirements. Visit our client space at Fine Artisan Conservation Framers to see our large range of frames and finishes.
Every framing order at Fine Artisan Conservation Framers is unique with each customer having their own particular needs.
In this case study our clients required a frame for a large oil on canvas to be displayed at a private residence in Mayfair, London.
They wanted the frame to match the style of an existing leather and metal frame, so the painting would sit well with the rest of the luxury interior.
We sourced frame samples with different finishes which would suit the painting and which could be combined to build a similar combination frame.
After visiting the residence and consulting with our clients, they chose a 68mm wide flat Larson-Juhl 'Antique Brown' faux leather finished frame with a dark silver aluminium wrap frame adding a polished metallic accent on the outer edge. The LJ Angus Faux Leather frames are available in 'Antique Brown' (Dark Brown), 'Cognac' (Tan) and 'Dutch Black' in three classic profiles.
Our clients requested glazing and so we recommended Anti-Reflective glass with spacers to provide protection and superb clarity, especially since the painting has dark tones which will become highly reflective under regular glass.
Oil paintings do not need to be glazed, although glazing will protect the painting from the build up of dust over time which can damage the surface of the paint and then require professional cleaning.
The faux leather with polished aluminium successfully frames this painting by being both contemporary and traditional.
Contact us with your bespoke framing requirements and visit our client space to see our large range of frames and finishes.
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