Ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Kunisada and Ande Hiroshige feature prominently in this range. Ukiyo-e translates to 'pictures of the floating world,' thus it is not a style attempting to capture a realistic depiction of the world. Rather it offers us an ideal of the perfect world, reminiscent of our own, but removed of all flaws. With the work able to be mass-produced through woodblock printing it represented a genuinely popular art movement with works able to be owned by all sections of the population. Most recognisable amongst these works are those of Katsushika Hokusai whose 'Great Wave of Kanagawa' saw the style gain success further afield as world audiences began to pay attention. Besides ukiyo-e art you'll also find brilliant poster art and calligraphy in our collection of posters and prints.
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.