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20th Century Frames
The turn of the century turn people away from excessive decor, and towards Modernism, they honored agrarian past while being open to an industrial future.
Modern frame designs saw the birth of the floater frame, the Mondrian box designed by Le Corbusier, the plexiglass box, the welded metal frame, the sectional metal all helped and developed somehow by Robert Kulicke for the MoMA.
This is the Origen of the frame as we know it today, we have no examples of Greek frames other than jewelry in its form, and the earliest exiting frame is from Egypt as one piece with the painting it in-housed, the frame, a pure form of ornament, starts in Italy, then it takes importance in Spain, Holland the Low Countries until France takes over, the frames produced take the personality of the people and the villages that produced them. Their believes, superstition; passions and fears are all burnt-in the forms of the stick they shape.
The first ones were interpretations of the European frames they have glance at, then the youth of the continent, made them innovate in designs and finishes, the birth of the American Impressionism, for example, introduced a purple clay and an 18kt Gold called Lemon Gold, thing that would be completely rejected by European conservatism.
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