Toulouse-Lautrec: Art meets Advertising in Paris
13/06/2017 07:25:11: Born in 1864, the French painter and printmaker Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is one of the most famous and influential painters of the fin-de-siecle era. Not only is he known for his wonderful Post-Impressionist paintings, he is also celebrated for his iconic posters - the most famous of which advertised the newly established Moulin Rouge dance hall.
YBAs, Where are they now
12/06/2017 15:42:29: The term "Young British Artist" might seem like a fairly generic descriptor to the average person in the street. But if you’re an art fan, you’ll probably be aware that during the 80s and 90s, those three words referred to something very specific.
The Perspective Revolution
10/05/2017 07:34:23: Perspective and a sense of depth are two factors that the human eye has come to expect when looking at figurative art (in other words, art that clearly depicts something realistic and not representational or abstract). When we see an illustration on a cereal box, a mural on the side of a building, or an 18th century painting in a picture frame on a gallery wall, we expect that image to appear - at least to some extent - three-dimensional.
5 Brilliant Women Artists
10/05/2017 07:17:58: Women's rights have come a long way in the past hundred years. A big factor in the movement for gender equality has been the reassessment of the roles of notable women from history - in particular, those who were underappreciated or overlooked in their own time.
Into the Future...100 Years Ago
10/05/2017 06:25:31: Today, hearing the word "futurism" - if you weren’t already familiar with the term - might bring to mind images of artificial intelligence, clean energy and robotic limbs. But a hundred years ago this was a word applied to something very specific: a deeply political art movement, which rejected paintings that simply looked pretty in a picture frame, and embraced those which actively challenged the status quo.
Teaching Kids Photography in the Age of Instagram
10/05/2017 06:12:16: Art, as has been proven time and time again, is good for the soul. It's a remedy for sadness, frustration and boredom, and it teaches children how to express themselves and be creative away from the restrictions of the school curriculum.
Cover Stars: 8 Brilliant Book Jackets
15/03/2017 08:31:20: Art is everywhere we look. From a priceless Van Gogh painting hanging in a famous gallery to a daubing of graffiti on the side of a train carriage, artistic invention is something that surrounds us; and it's an impulse that we've been driven to satisfy for as long as humans have existed.
Visions of Hell: Hieronymus Bosch
14/03/2017 12:00:48: If there's one artist who might never find their way into a picture frame on most peoples' bedroom wall, it's Hieronymus Bosch. While there's no denying the talent of this Dutch Renaissance artist - once referred to as 'the devil's painter' - anyone who has seen works by Bosch will know that his creations could inspire nightmares in the hardiest of horror film fanatics.
Posters & Propaganda: The Art of World War II
21/02/2017 14:39:07: The EzeFrame team love anything to do with art, photography or picture framing - that much should be clear by now. What you might not know about us is that we also happen to harbour a passion for history. Recently, we've been brushing up on our knowledge of World War II and, in particular, focusing on a subject area that perfectly combines our various interests: poster art.
5 Tips for Improving your Portrait Photo Skills
14/02/2017 12:27:53: Over the past twenty years, the landscape of amateur photography has changed massively. At the turn of the millennium, the average camera used rolls of film, and involved days spent waiting for one's holiday snaps to get developed. By the late 2000s, the digital camera had become a household essential; suddenly you could take hundreds of photos at a time, reviewing each one on a screen, deleting the duds, and making flattering edits.
Seven Groundbreaking Portraits
30/01/2017 18:41:55: To have your portrait painted today would either mark you out as an artist's muse, or be a clear sign of your wealth and fame. Living in the smartphone age, it's easy for normal people to document themselves in photo form.
An Introduction to the Dutch Masters
23/01/2017 13:33:21: If you've been following our blog you'll know that the EzeFrame team are dedicated to more than just picture framing. In fact, we consider ourselves full-on art junkies. And because we are so passionate about art (along with the beautiful picture frames that go with it), we like to occasionally take some time out to brush up on our knowledge.
Whats So Great About Impressionism?
05/01/2017 15:16:06: There are hundreds of different art styles and movements, but most of us are only familiar with a handful - Cubism, Expressionism and Impressionism being three of the best known. Impressionism in particular has made its mark upon the popular imagination, and can be seen as a midway point between the traditional, realist works of the early 19th century and the abstract art that dominated the 20th century.
The World's 5 Greatest Art Galleries
13/12/2016 17:59:33: At EzeFrame, we have a passion for art, and we try to feed that passion as often as possible by visiting museums and galleries. Not only does this give us some pretty good inspiration for our picture frames, it also keeps us inspired and motivated - after all, how can you stay in a bad mood while looking at Van Gogh's Starry Night, Klimt's The Kiss or Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring?
Framing Your Own Images? Here are some Photoshop Basics
23/11/2016 12:31:43: From iPhones to the Oculus Rift, the 21st century has brought us numerous tech developments that have worked their way into the cultural consciousness.
What is Oil Paint?
17/11/2016 12:45:35: At EzeFrame, we love art of all kinds - even the stuff that doesn’t fit in a picture frame. From minimalist conceptual exhibits to abstract sculpture to traditional watercolours, we’re passionate about any artwork that can really make us feel and think. We’re also pretty jealous of anyone who can simply pick up a pencil or a paintbrush, and create a masterpiece that will look amazing hanging in any old picture frame.
Our Five Favourite Movie Posters
19/10/2016 14:56:58: When it comes to decorating your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is that, no matter how stylish your furnishings, wallpaper and paint choices, there's just something sad about a bare wall. The second is that injecting your own personality into your interiors is a must. Opt for framed photos, prints and posters, in other words - but just make sure they reflect your unique identity.
Cubism for Beginners
19/10/2016 13:23:44: We're all familiar with the work of Picasso - but when it comes to Cubism, the art movement to which much of his work belonged, how much does the average person really know?
40000 Years of Painting
16/09/2016 09:52:18: At EzeFrame, we might be dedicated to picture frames and mounts, but we also love sculpture, installations and conceptual art - in other words, the stuff that can't neatly fit in a frame. You might not be surprised to learn, then, that we're absolutely fascinated by anything to do with ancient cave art. In fact, we love it so much we decided to take a look at the facts and see how much we really knew...
Getting Kids Into Art
16/09/2016 09:35:21: Being arty and creative is not something that all of us are blessed with. However, it's a common misconception that you're either born with the potential to become the next Michelangelo, or you're forever doomed to losing at Pictionary. Artistic skill, just like learning the piano or teaching yourself a foreign language, is something acquired through a mixture of natural ability, and lots and lots of practice. In other words: there's hope for all of us.
Great Album Cover Art That's Worth Framing
13/09/2016 14:24:08: Owning your own beautifully framed artworks is something that can really turn a house into a home. But of course, not all of us are art experts. If you can't tell your Da Vinci from your Damien Hirst, you might be better off framing something that means a little more to you on a personal level. Whether it's the poster from your favourite film, or a lovely photograph from a family holiday, once it's inside the perfect picture frame, it's sure to make the ideal addition to your home
David Bowie's Art Collection
16/08/2016 13:18:33: Here at EzeFrame we love anything to do with art, So you can imagine how delighted we were to get a glimpse at the art collection owned by the late - and much missed - David Bowie. Not only was Bowie a legendary musician, celebrated around the world for seminal albums such as "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" and "Hunky Dory", he was also a cult movie star, a fashion icon, a refreshingly alternative sex symbol, and a serious art junkie.
Looking After Artwork
20/07/2016 12:49:53: Investing in a piece of artwork is something many of us do as we grow older and more financially stable. Indeed, the act of buying an original painting, sculpture or framed photograph is often seen as a sign of becoming an adult; a moment in your life when you ditch the Blu-Tacked film posters, in favour of some art that has real staying power.
Ansel Adams: American Visionary
20/07/2016 12:29:37: Asked to think of a truly great artist, most of us would probably find names like Picasso, Van Gogh, Da Vinci and Rembrandt springing to mind. In this day and age, despite the modern trend for conceptual art, most people still associate the word artist with something quite specific; a person in a paint-smattered smock, creating a masterpiece at their easel with brushes and oils.
How To.. Fit Artwork in a Aluminium Frame
04/07/2016 11:50:20: This post will detail how to fit artwork into a aluminium picture frame.
Is the Art Market in the Doldrums?
27/06/2016 13:44:07: To the uninitiated, the art market might seem like a world out of reach; an alien planet ruled by experts in expensive suits, with plush auction rooms and unthinkably vast sums of money exchanging hands between anonymous dealers.
How to Look at a Jackson Pollock Painting
25/06/2016 11:35:47: If you're interested in art, then there's a good chance you're familiar with a few famous names from the art world. Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso are three painters whose work (or prints of it) is commonly found adorning the walls of restaurants, homes and offices.
How To.. Fit Artwork in a Wood Frame
24/06/2016 09:30:47: This post will detail how to fit artwork into a wooden picture frame.
How To.. Clean Acrylic Glazing
24/06/2016 09:12:53: This post will detail how to clean acrylic glazing
How To.. Fit A Canvas Into A Floater Frame
19/06/2016 17:39:32: This post will detail how to fit a stretched canvas picture into a canvas floater frame.
Kettering Shop Refit
16/06/2016 09:19:29: A few of our regular customers might have noticed a few minor disruptions over the last few months, as we have been making some improvements to our Kettering store, ZanArt Gallery and Framing.
8 Brilliant Films About Art
26/05/2016 14:08:40: Like dance, music and theatre, cinema is, at least some of the time, an art form. While you might not catch too many reviewers labelling the latest Chipmunks movie a work of artistic genius, there are countless films that have enjoyed just as much critical acclaim for the quality of their craft as a painting or sculpture in a gallery.
How To.. Attach Artwork To A Mount
24/05/2016 09:42:28: This post will detail how to attach your artwork to a picture mount.
Street Art In The UK
24/05/2016 08:57:34: For most people, the term "street art" brings to mind one name: Banksy.
7 Fantastic Free Galleries Around the UK
27/04/2016 13:54:51: In 2001, free admission to national museums and galleries around the UK was introduced, meaning that the British art and culture scene was made far more accessible for the average person and their families.
What makes a great painting?
27/04/2016 10:26:14: Some people will tell you it's all down to the subject matter. Others will argue that it's the accuracy of the perspective, or the use of colour, or how well the painter has combined light and shade. But what about composition?
The 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold
06/04/2016 16:37:58: When we think of great art, we tend to imagine it hanging in famous galleries, surrounding by velvet ropes and watched over by security cameras and vigilant guards.
Google's DeepDream: It's Weird, But Is It Art?
06/04/2016 16:32:00: Is CyberArt the Future?
History of Picture Framing
22/03/2016 10:08:48: How picture framing has changed throughout time.
Selling Artwork Framed
25/02/2016 12:00:19: Improving the sales of your artwork by having them framed.
10/06/2015 13:21:58: New Ferrosa moulding range with coordinating slips.
New Pastel Aluminium Range
10/06/2015 13:18:42: Introducing a new metal picture frame profile in pastel colours
Creating a Centre Piece
10/06/2015 13:16:54: You've heard of feature walls, but what if the thing that draws attention to your feature wall isn't a snazzy wallpaper or a contrasting colour of paint, but a work of art?
10/06/2015 13:14:26: What's trending in 2014
Revitalise an old frame
10/06/2015 13:10:37: How to Give an Old Picture Frame a New Lease on Life
Hanging Multi Picture Frames
07/04/2014 13:18:05: Too many pictures? Create a collage
24/02/2014 09:42:09: New moulding range with coordinating slips.
07/02/2014 18:26:14: Top of the range collections now available.
Canvas Stretcher Bars
11/10/2013 11:26:37: Now available to order online - Custom made stretcher bars.
Saturday Delivery Charges Reduced
11/10/2013 11:14:47: Our charges to delivery on Saturday's have been reduced by £12.00
The Framing Lodge is Open
07/06/2013 11:11:21: We have finished building our new showroom within the grounds of our Bedford workshop.
New Lines - Swept and Ornate Frames
22/03/2013 13:29:27: We have just added over 100 new swept, decorative and ornate frames to our online catalogue.
Power Cut 11/03/13
11/03/2013 13:28:55: Production and work has stopped due to a power cut.
10/03/2013 15:15:57: Moulding showing as out of stock?? Just click the In stock Notification link
New Website - New Features
27/02/2013 18:13:02: We have recently relaunched our website with a few new features to help chose your perfect picture frame.
Priority Service Now Available
27/02/2013 17:59:20: Ezeframe are now offering a priority dispatch and delivery service across most of our range of custom made picture frames.
Ready Made Photo Frames in Bulk
07/09/2012 11:36:31: Ready made picture frames range now available at wholesale prices.
Canvas Floater Frames
07/09/2012 11:18:38: For framing canvas pictures
Multi Aperture Picture Frames and Mounts
07/09/2012 11:08:29: Design online now
Swept Picture Frames
07/09/2012 11:02:05: Welcome Back to EzeFrame
Excellent Customer Review
07/09/2012 10:46:19: Happy customers at EzeFrame