Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Framing Contemporary Paintings—Andrij Korchynsky

This recent job offers a simple lesson in two key elements in frame design: line and form.
We just framed this contemporary painting by Ukrainian-American artist Andrij Korchynsky. Despite the loose style, the sweeping lines and angularity of the roofs suggested the form of the profile—a broad flat sweeping up to a scoop and then beveling back. With respect to line, a narrow raised panel at the sight edge, at the same width as the lines defining the structures, adopts the painter's standard. A 1/4" liner oil-gilded with 23 kt gold leaf gives it just the right highlight in keeping with the painting's palette.

The wood is quartersawn white oak with Saturated Medieval Oak stain.

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