Bottega d'Arte Maselli

Bottega d'Arte Maselli, Florence - Wooden Picture Frame, French Model

French model picture frame, made from lime wood with hand-decorated branches and flowers; finished in bright pink tempera paint with gloss on the raised details. The frame is made using the pastiglia technique, a very old technique whose earliest examples date back to the golden backgrounds typical of Florence in the 1200s. This type of artisan frame, made entirely by hand, reflects the primary characteristics of true craftsmanship nowadays: on the one hand it demonntirely by hand, reflects the primary characteristics of true craftsmanship nowadays: on the one hand it demonstrates stylistic rigour and formal knowledge of the craft through the precise, expert execution of the work. On the other hand it shows a touch of inventiveness and artistic creativity, in this case through using a bright, modern colour, making this artisan object a sophisticated, modern accessory and a cult interior design piece. read more