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Protecting Art From UV Light Rays

Posted by La Tourette's Gallery on 1/17/2020
Protecting Art From UV Light Rays

Everyone wants their home to look good, inside and outside. When it comes to the inside, people often resort to purchasing art pieces. Suppose you are one of them and you finally found the artwork you were looking for. Your job is over, or is it? Just purchasing one isn't enough. A lot of care goes into maintenance. You don't want your expensive artwork to be adversely affected by time. Hence, it becomes necessary to protect them from damage.

Every collector knows the importance of protection of the art pieces from one of their biggest foes - sunlight. Since sunlight comes with a fair amount of UV rays. "Know your enemy," said Sun Tzu. Let us explain how sunlight affects art, incurs art damage, and learn preventive measures regarding the same.

How to Frame a Mirror

Posted by La Tourette's Gallery on 12/18/2019 to Framing Tips
How to Frame a Mirror

Photographs, paintings, and other forms of visual art can all benefit greatly from the addition of a thoughtfully chosen frame. There are practical considerations, of course. Frames allow you to prop up or hang an image and display it to visitors. They also protect their contents from dust and damage.

However, the right choice can add nuance to the piece in question. Depending on the frame’s style — gold, silver, wood, ornate, simple, classic, contemporary, other — it could be bold, classy, quaint, warm, or something else entirely. Think of them as an extra adjective to describe the feelings you get when you look at the image.

This effect can even happen to the image of the self — and we are not referring to self-portraits or selfies. Frames can have a powerful impact not just on photographs and artwork, but also on mirrors. Here is some information on mirror frames.

Puzzle Frames: The Best To Use

Posted by La Tourette's Gallery on 11/17/2019 to Framing Tips
Puzzle Frames: The Best To Use

It's easy to glance at the measurements listed on the puzzle box and assume they're exactly accurate. In reality, they may or may not be.

It's common for puzzles to measure up to 1/4" larger or smaller than the numbers listed on the box. While this might not seem like a problem, it can make all the difference when it comes to whether the puzzle will fit inside the frame.

Rather than ordering a frame based on the listed measurements, wait until your puzzle is complete. Then measure the finished dimensions so you'll know exactly what size frame you need to order.

Making the Most Out of Plein Air Frames

Posted by La Tourette's Gallery on 11/8/2019 to Framing Tips
Making the Most Out of Plein Air Frames
Plein air frames have been part of the art world for a century-and-a-half. If you want something simple yet gorgeous, or something relatively small in size yet big in effect, then this type of frame is for you. The plein air frame may be less flashy than more ornate frames. However, it does not distract viewers from what the artwork contained.

Learn more about these frames now...

How to Clean Picture Frames

Posted by La Tourette's Gallery on 10/24/2019 to Picture Frame Maintenance
How to Clean Picture Frames

Obviously, if you like your picture frames, you should take proper care of them. This does not simply mean passing a feather duster over them — it means really working to get rid of any dust, dirt, smudges, and stains. Here is some information on how to clean picture frames.

How to Order a Custom Picture Frame

Posted by La Tourette's Gallery on 10/10/2019 to Product Spotlights
How to Order a Custom Picture Frame
Artists and art-lovers always strive to select the best in a list of options. After all, art is all about freedom and creativity, and there is rarely just one right answer. This quest for the ideal can be highly rewarding. However, it is hardly ever easy, and it can often be frustrating.

Shining a Spotlight on Bamboo Picture Frames

Posted by La Tourette's Gallery on 9/26/2019 to Product Spotlights
Shining a Spotlight on Bamboo Picture Frames
There is so much more to bamboo than “those plants that pandas eat.” These evergreen reeds, native to the southern and eastern regions of Asia, are some of nature’s fastest-growing plants, capable of shooting up two-and-a-half feet in a single day. Their combination of hardiness and bendiness makes them potent for making all kinds of items, and that includes picture frames.

The Artist’s Guide to Ornate Frames

Posted by La Tourette's Gallery on 8/15/2019 to Framing Tips
The Artist’s Guide to Ornate Frames
Centuries ago art was a luxury for the wealthy, but with modern innovations now everyone can have a masterpiece hanging above their mantle. As with the art itself, the ornate golden frames designed to show off the owner's wealth have become accessible to the every-day art lover.  The one thing that has stayed the same is that money can't buy taste, but lucky for Art lovers that can be learned. Let us show you some tips and tricks for pairing ornate frames with artworks for the most elegant presentation. 

Understanding the Types of Wood Picture Frames

Posted by Jeff Chan on 9/4/2019 to Product Spotlights
Understanding the Types of Wood Picture Frames
When people try to visualize paintings, they often imagine them in ornate golden frames, perhaps with gold leaves and other gorgeous, intricate designs. However, you do not need to limit yourself in the conception of the border you should use for your pictures. In fact, Other materials might be more complementary, depending on the artwork.

The wood picture frame is one of the most common and relatively inexpensive options you could use for your favorite photographs. It also happens to be one of the earthiest, which can go splendidly with a variety of tones and subjects. Here is some information to help you understand the different types of wood picture frames.
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