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    How To Care For Paintings

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    How To Care For Paintings

    Paintings are fragile creations that require special care to ensure their continued preservation. Paintings consist of various layers. The paint is applied to a support, typically canvas or wood, which is usually first primed with a glue sizing and/or ground layer. Traditional paintings are finished with a coat of varnish. Contemporary paintings, naïve, or folk art may not have a ground layer or varnish coating. Paintings that do not have all of the traditional layers may be more fragile and susceptible to change or damage. The paint layers can be made of pigments in oil, acrylic (or other synthetics), encaustic...

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    How To Choose a Picture Frame

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    How To Choose a Picture Frame

    Making the correct framing choice for paintings is especially important. The frame becomes a more prominent component as there is no mat to separate the frame from the artwork, and often the frame will be quite wide. Not only should the style and finish be carefully considered but the period style in the case of older paintings is also an important aspect. The Significance of the Frame Visitors to an art museum or gallery may never realize how important a frame is to their enjoyment of a work of art. Not only do frames protect and support artwork, but their...

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    Antique Furniture Styles

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    Antique Furniture Styles

    Furniture styles can be determined by remembering what design elements each one embraces. Here are some of the major design elements that define each period. WILLIAM AND MARY, 1690-1730 This style is named for the English King William of Orange and his consort, Mary. New colonists in America brought their English furniture traditions with them and tried to translate these styles using native woods. Their furniture was practical and sturdy.  Lines of this furniture style tend to be crisp, while facades might be decorated with bold grains of walnut or maple veneers, framed by inlaid bands. Moldings and turnings are...

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    William Stanley Haseltine

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    William Stanley Haseltine

    William Stanley Haseltine lived between June 11, 1835 and February 3, 1900 and was an American painter and draftsman who was associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting, the Hudson River School and Luminism.  Click here to view all of the works of art we have by William Stanley Haseltine for sale. EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Born in Philadelphia to John Haseltine, a successful businessman, and Elizabeth Shinn Haseltine, an amateur landscape painter, Haseltine studied at the University of Pennsylvania and then at Harvard University, where he received a degree in 1854. CAREER He first exhibited his paintings the following year...

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    Federal Style Furniture and Architecture

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    Federal Style Furniture and Architecture

    The Federal look is a unique American subset of neoclassicism, which initially emerged and flourished roughly between 1780 and 1820.  More formal than earlier American Colonial design, and less decorative than the concurrent Georgian aesthetics, Federal pieces often include ancient architectural details such as columns, arches and urns, and offer an atmosphere of refined, yet comfortable, luxury.  Though Federal pieces often drew from European influences, it primarily referenced and interpreted the aesthetics of Ancient Greece and Rome – in many ways a political statement emphasizing the allusion to these ancient archetypal democracies, which would have been apparent during the time...

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