Born in Paris in 1826, Gustave Moreau painted elaborate biblical and mythological fantasies. Studying under Picot at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he made his debut in the Salon in 1852. His mark left on the world of Art lay in his tolerant and intelligent teaching at the school, where he himself was taught.
He was responsible for the development of numerous pupils, including Rouault, Matisse and Marquet and had a considerable influence on modern painting and a slighter one on surrealism.
Upon his death in 1889, he left his collections to the state as a museum, of which Rouault was to be the curator.
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.