The Getty - Paintings and their Frames
Paintings and their Frames
Curator Davide Gasparotto and conservator Gene Karraker of the J. Paul Getty Museum address the role that frames play in presenting paintings in a museum in this lecture, "Happy Marriages: Paintings and their Frames in Curatorial and Conservation Practice." They examine the use of centuries-old techniques to restore frames, how they select frames, and the aesthetic considerations in re-framing works.
Offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Louis Style: French Frames, 1610–1792” (September 15, 2015–January 3, 2016).
Recorded at the Getty Center on September 19, 2015.