Belgian Frames Mexican Artist
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Alfredo Ramos Martinez [1871-1946]
Oil on canvas
40 x 48 inches
Carved frame with gilded lip
Private collection Beverly Hills, CA
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What is involved in creating a new complementary work or framing art? Bernard Vandeuren shares the inside story.
Step 1 – Have a great client… who is trusting and has the cultural knowledge to ask for the best – A private collector owned “La Iglesia de Texcoco” by Mexican Modernist master Ramos Martinez and came to Vandeuren.
Step 2 – Analyze the work… “This particular work lacked the figures which Martinez was known for – so it seemed an obvious choice to enhance it by including figures in his style on the frame.” Vandeuren also added, “the atypical landscape was simple enough where it could handle the elaborate carved frame.”
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Step 3 – Research… Typical figures were studied from Martinez’s body of work.
Step 4 – Be Inspired… While buying at auction in Europe, Vandeuren came across an amazing 17th-century Italian dome-shaped carved frame.
Step 5 – Employ talented artisans… Vandeuren works with talented craftspeople in his atelier and invited a talented South American carver to work on the project.
Step 6 – Use only top materials… Bernard went out of his way to use only top quality. “Chinese gold is not the same quality as French and Italian gold leaf — it is extra expense but worth every penny.”
Step 7 – Add to the art… The work after 8 months was complete and will add to the works worth and artistic legacy.
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Enjoy the work of talented framer to the stars, Bernard Vandeuren in Los Angeles, CA
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