Marthe art prints and posters

Flowers have been a subject matter in art for a very long time, and some flowers are now recognised as trademarks of particular artists – Monet is famous for his water lilies, Georgia O'Keefe is best known for her sensuous calla lilies and Vincent van Gogh is associated with his portraits of sunflowers.

German artist Marthe's choice of flowers are red poppies, which symbolize both sleep and death – sleep because of the opiates extracted from them and death due to the blood-red colour of most poppies.

Working with the delicate medium of watercolour which contrasts with the darkness of the symbolism of poppies, Marthe’s paintings appear in a very modern fashion. Graphically set against a stark white background, the poppies appear flat like pressed flowers while the reds bleeds out into ombre shades of pink around the petals. Although she is most famous for her depictions of poppies, Marthe also paints contemporary images of purple irises and yellow tulips, in which the same bleeding technique is employed.


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Moulding

Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

Backing board

Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.