Upcoming:

Looking Beyond the Portrait: The Art of Gilded Frames
Bernacki & Associates Lecture at Chicago’s Driehaus Museum

Introduction to historical ornamentation and frame styles, and their relationship to the artistic influences of their respective time periods

Wednesday, November 7
6:00–7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets

Not all frames are created equal. Join Bernacki & Associates for an investigation of the extraordinary craftsmanship and specialized techniques of hand carved and gilded frames. Learn the precious artistic merit of frames themselves and their crucial complementary relationship to artwork.

Using antique frame examples, enjoy a live demonstration of the gilding craft and process and learn how to identify authentic gold leaf versus metal leaf, and other applications used for a variety of finishes. Learn how to properly care and maintain your own precious frames to ensure that they can be appreciated well into the future.

For more information contact April Hann Lanford at april@dprartrescue.com, (312) 243-5669.

  Detail of French giltwood frame

Detail of French giltwood frame

  Gilt floral cartouche - rich detail of an ornamental 19th century giltwood frame

Gilt floral cartouche - rich detail of an ornamental 19th century giltwood frame