Empire Frame Gold Leaf France with Russian Constructivism Painting


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Our owner Beatrice Tronci, passionate art collector and established interior design, wanted to propose an article with a daring but engaging temporal contrast; a French gold leaf frame of 1855 and inside a painting of Russian Constructivism of 1925; two antithetical eras that in this case come together in an elegant object of great aesthetic effect, original and involving. The frame was treated with the technique of "leaf gilding": the "bolo Armeno" (red pigmented clay powder, mixed with glue) was spread, once dried, we proceeded with the application of very thin gold leaves; particular and elaborate workings present on the rest of the frame are obtained with the procedure called “pastiglia". The "pastiglia" processing, was born in Italy in the late 15th century. The "pastiglia" consisted of a mixture of gypsum, vegetable-gluey resins, honey, linseed oil, and often marble dust. On the wooden support a veil of cloth was glued and subsequently various states of "pastiglia" were spread, this was then imprinted or engraved or finely modeled, then the whole was allowed to harden and in the end, it was applied the gilding. After these processes, a light layer of purpurin was applied to the frame to uniform the surface of the wood. Handcrafted in France in 1855 during the reign of Napoleon III. Russian Constructivism painting painted with mixed media on paper; executed in Russia between 1925 and 1930. The artistic current of Constructivism is a cultural movement born in Russia in 1913, shortly before the revolution of 1917 and its strengths are optimism towards technological progress, machine, and industry. Constructivism proposes the evolution of art to exalt the new social class founded on the proletariat, in the need to realize a direct comparison between art and revolution. The works of the artists of this period are based on a strictly geometric composition and therefore devoid of objects. In Russia, Constructivism declines in Rationalism, while in the rest of Europe, it gradually falls back to classical positions to become extinct from 1933. Important exponents of Constructivism were Vladimir Tatlin, El Lissitskij, Aleksandr Rodcenko, and Lajos Kassak. Measures: cm. 58 x 68 x 5.

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19th century (1800-1899)
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68H x 58W x 5D
Dimensions (inch):
26,77H x 22,83W x 1,97D
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Gilt wood, Cardboard
Good; Wear consistent with age and use.
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