morandi

Traditional, Modern

This charming oil painting is both traditional and modern.  The still life subject matter is traditional, yet the composition and paint handling is strikingly contemporary.  Its linear arrangement of objects reminds us of Giorgio Morandi’s minimal take on the still life to re-invigorate painting in the early 1900’s.  The painting’s thick brush strokes and muted palette are also refreshingly modern.  In order to properly compliment this piece, we needed to select a frame that could match its interesting duality.

We found a perfect match with a handmade, Art Deco frame that also carried both modern and classic elements.  The rounded pattern throughout the frame mirrors the paintings texture, while the radiating corner design pulls the eye into the center of the piece.  Considering the painting’s shimmering highlights, we finished the frame with a masterfully applied gold leaf.  The final, framed piece glows with the warmth of gold while showcasing the painting’s beautifully nuanced surface.

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