LONNY Magazine Shares the Art of Water Gilding | ArtThatFits Blog

I was so excited to see the latest issue of the fantastic online magazine, Lonny, yesterday – although I’m always excited to see the latest issue of one of my favorite magazines icon_smile-2748747 But most especially because this particular issue has a fantastic feature article on the art of water gilding, titled “A Tradition of Excellence,” that I have been anticipating. After all, it highlights Larson-Juhl Senelar – the water gilding atelier belonging to the century-old frame moulding manufacturer.

What I love most about this beautiful piece – other than the stunning photography – is how this ancient hand-crafted tradition is portrayed as the true artwork it is… The process is so hands-on and one can tell from articles such as this how much care goes into creating the heirlooms of today. Certainly an artwork in and of itself! A little unlike the Artaissance art I’m usually sharing with you, but truly an art form nonetheless.

Lucky for you, I’m giving you a little sneak peek into this article, so you too can get a feel for the craftsmanship and energy put into producing beautiful water gilded frames at Larson-Juhl’s Senelar facility in Northern France:

To read the article in  more detail or to check out the great interactive links Lonny provides for its readers, just visit the Lonny magazine website & start virtually “flipping” those nice glossy pages… This feature is on pages 38 through 44, but be sure to check out the article on how to “Display Your Art In Stunning Style,” on pages 46 and 47 for some excellent tips on creating perfect wall groupings in your own home.

Well, after all this talk about beautiful water gilded frames – and the artistry behind the frame-making process – how about some art to go inside of them?!? Here are a few artworks that I’d like to see in gilded frames, displayed in my own home… One can wish, right?!?

This beautiful artwork, from the New York Botanical Garden’s library titled, “Le Pommier-Poison,” is framed in a Larson-Juhl Cezanne collection frame.

Look at how this gilded frame transformed this simple kid’s artwork into a priceless work of art – love the look of Larson-Juhl’s Musee collection frame!

Okay, I’ll admit it – this piece I am lucky enough to have hanging on my own walls… At least  my own  version of it icon_smile-2748747 As a gift to my husband and me, we received our wedding invitation framed in Larson-Juhl’s Chateau collection frame. It’s a favorite piece of ours and something we love looking at everyday!

I certainly hope you enjoyed this artful detour into the world of water gilded frames as much as I have. I’m now feeling fully inspired & ready to frame icon_smile-2748747 Don’t forget to take a look at the latest Lonny magazine issue, after this, I’m sure you’ll be hooked!


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Filed under: Art, Artists, Inspiration, Masters, Publications on August 11th, 2010