Frogs and amphibians have been depicted within visual culture as a symbol of fertility, birth and transformation due to their ability to lay enormous quantities of eggs and the unique growth cycle from tadpole to full adulthood. In folklore and fairy tales, frogs are portrayed as benign, ugly and clumsy but with hidden talents, the most famous one transforms himself into a handsome prince once kissed! These amphibians were also seen as a symbol of the devil by the Catholic Church in medieval Europe, dues to its association with witches' concoctions.
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.