In the frame
A picture frame is a decorative edging for a picture such as a painting or a photograph and its intention is to enhance the piece and make it easier to display or protect it.
Traditionally picture frames have been made of wood, which is still the most common material, although other materials can be used such as plastics, cardboard, polystyrene, silver, bronze and aluminium. The picture frames usually contain a pane of picture framing glass or an acrylic glass substitutes to protect the picture.
One of the earliest discoveries was a wooden framed portrait of a fayum mummy found in an Egyptians tomb in Hawara, dating back to 2nd Century AD. In most ancient art, framing borders were used to divide scenes in mainly wall paintings but the first carved wooden frames, appeared on a small panel painting in the 12th and 13th century. Throughout the following centuries most European frames were commissioned by the church and were unmovable due to being part of the church’s architecture. The portable moveable frame, however came with the Italian Renaissance where most European frames were commissioned by wealthy patrons such as the Medici family, bringing art back to their estates. Following this trend, picture frames as art in Orthodox countries such as as Russia and Serbia were used to display icons in churches.
When choosing a glass room to enhance your personal living environment, it’s important to consider the type of framing. Ultimately you’ll be enjoying a glass room that gives you a free panoramic view of your garden or outdoor scenery, therefore just like framing a beautiful landscape to hang on your wall to enjoy, you need to make sure that your real-life view is not obscured or obstructed in anyway. The Glassroom Company will always make sure that we design to your needs to create a stylish, discrete framework so that you can enjoy unbroken views of your surroundings, all year round. No matter what the weather is like outside. Your very own timeless piece of living artwork that changes with the seasons.
For more information on our bespoke glass room designs, contact The Glass Room Company today