Posted on September 13th, 2017
Seventeenth century Dutch frame design is a subject we return to again and again. Framing art from this period offers our designers the opportunity to utilize our research into historic frames and presents some complex issues in the arena of art preservation.
Rachel Danzing, a paper conservator in private practice who was previously Paper Conservator at the Brooklyn Museum -- and with experience at Read More
Posted on February 2nd, 2017
Bark Frameworks is now entirely owned by its employees through an ESOP trust. For the past two years we have been discussing the prospect of creating an ESOP—an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, and now we have taken this big step.
I will continue working at the company on a number of projects and will chair the board of directors. Karl Thorndike, who has served a... Read More
Posted on June 4th, 2015
This article is currently posted on our "Framing Projects" page -- click here for the complete article and slideshow. Read More
Posted on October 7th, 2014
Framing for "Danseuse Buste, 1897"Edgar Degas, "Danseuse Buste, 1897," unframed.
To frame the Degas pastel we discussed in our last Newsletter, we made a profile that was closely related to three drawings from his sketchbooks. As we noted, a few original Degas frames of this genre still can be seen. But there are no surviving examples of frames made from most of his drawings, and it i... Read More
Posted on September 5th, 2014
A recent Bark Frameworks job that involved framing three Degas pastels. This is Part I of a two-part
article. Part II will appear in the October 2014 Newsletter.
was an inventive designer of frames. In several of his notebooks from 1879-1884
appear some forty frame profile drawings of striking originality. But only a
few of the artist’s frame designs appear to have migrated from the notebooks to
the frame shop. And since dealers and
collectors were ... Read More
Posted on September 3rd, 2014
Frames carry multiple messages. Around a work of art a frame
can establish an emphatic border—the artwork is inside the frame/the world is
outside; or it may act as an almost invisible bridge from the artwork to the
wall and the room. The frame may have more to do with the décor surrounding it
than the work of art within it; or a frame may serve as an ornate halo, bestowing
honor or status on the work framed.
Frames appear in many forms in the media, especially in
a... Read More
Posted on August 6th, 2014
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Bark Frameworks Newsletter, No. 4 - August 2014.... Read More
Posted on August 6th, 2014
The exhibition “The Renoir Returns” opened at the Baltimore
Museum of Art several weeks ago.
centerpiece of the exhibition, the artist’s “On the Shore of the Seine” (c.
1879), is a small landscape that was stolen from the museum more than 60 years ago.
painting was restored to the BMA by a federal judge after a woman, who
claimed to have bought it at a flea market because she liked the frame, tried... Read More
Posted on June 27th, 2014
worked closely with the Rothko estate and Pace
Gallery to design frames for Mark Rothko’s early works on paper, which
incorporated watercolor, ink, graphite and charcoal.
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