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A key influence


A key influence

The client, my colleague Ryan Seals, and I talked about the painting for over an hour. Chagall painted it in the 1930\'s, and we began to discus different frame styles contemporary to the image. The client pointed out a fish drawn at the top of the painting, above the two figures. The fish is a recuring symbol in Chagall\'s work. I suggested we consider a frame in the style of the Bucks County Framemakers. They were known for their bold, incised surface decorations, which I felt would be a nice complement to the bold drawing style of Chagall. We began looking at some frame history books, and some magazines. When we found this illustration in an article about Bucks County Framemaker Ben Badura, I knew we were on the right track. This photo is from an article in \"Picture Framing Magazine\" written about Badura by noted contemporary Framemaker Bill Adair, and is reprinted here with his kind permission.

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Dimensions: 213 x 174
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  • The Painting in the Frame
  • A key influence
  • Surface is everything
  • A wavy form
  • Another option considered
  • The design emerges
  • Raw wood
  • Raw wood joined
  • Gesso and clay
  • Patterns
  • Corner design
  • One possibility
  • One better
  • Scrap
  • The Finished Frame


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