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Recreating an Auricular frame

The Dutch sculptor and woodcarver, Maarten Robert, who also works in the restoration of antique carvings and woodwork, describes how he carried out a commission from the Rijksmuseum to recreate an historic frame for the… 3,695 more words


Refined Attitude

Hello, restless souls!

I am so excited to be presenting, as my very first post, a very well-known & debatable issue of the 21st century: 922 more words


"I dream my painting and I paint my dream"*...

What if the great painters had filled larger canvases?…

Yarin Gal, at Cambridge University’s Machine Learning Group, has set out to answer the question: “New techniques in machine learning and image processing allow us to extrapolate the scene of a painting to see what the full scenery might have looked like…” 85 more words

Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames – an exhibition at the National Gallery, London

An exhibition at the National Gallery examines one of the most decorative and flamboyant of frame designs; it runs from 1 April to 13 September 2015, and is reviewed here by Michael Savage, otherwise known as… 1,887 more words

Antique Frames

Judith ... and not much else

Some days, you just run out of things to say.  This is one of those days.

The V&A website describes this as a statuette (a little statue) made of marble (a metamorphic rock) and carved in the round.   326 more words


Was El Greco Astigmatic?

On the 7th of April 1614, the famous painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance El Greco, née Doménikos Theotokópoulos, died in Toledo, Spain. 762 more words


Tick Tock Tick…The Time Bomb!

So you are at work. It is mid-week – where you are off the Monday blues but since weekend is still pretty far, that isn’t pepping you up either. 687 more words