Decorative art tends to have a functional purpose and work well art part of interior design. Whereas fine art is produced solely for aesthetic purpose, decorative art is seen to have wider uses. However, the distinction is often blurry - with the nineteenth century Arts and Crafts movement stressing the artistic merit of artisan craftsmanship, and that artshould be part of everyday surroundings. Prominent artists from the movement feature, as well as a wide range of maps, flags and calligraphy.
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.