A key figure in the Art Nouveau movement, as a printmaker Theophile Steinlen was responsible for several iconic images, notably Le Chat Noir poster he produced for the Paris cabaret club. Alongside printmaking Steinlen also painted, with much of his work published in magazines under a pseudonym so as to avoid association with illustrations which were overtly critical of contemporary social conditions.
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.