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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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    William Stanley Haseltine

    19th Century American Dusseldorf school of painting Fine Art Hudson River School Interior Decorating Luminism Paintings William Stanley Haseltine

    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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    Adam Frans van der Meulen

    17th Century Adam Frans van der Meulen Chateaux Fine Art Flemish Hunting Landscape Military Paintings Portrait

    Adam Frans van der Meulen

    Adam Frans van der Meulen or Adam-François van der Meulen (11 January 1632 – 15 October 1690) was a Flemish painter and draughtsman who was particularly known for his scenes of military campaigns and conquests. Adam Francois van der Meulen also painted portraits, hunting scenes, paintings of chateaux and landscapes.  He created designs for prints and cartoons for tapestries.  He worked in the service of the French king Louis XIV of France for whom he painted his victories, his new possessions and portraits.  He was instrumental in building the propagandistic image of the French king as the 'Sun King'.  His...

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