PICTURE FRAME: WAY OF DEVELOPMENT
The time has come when digital technology is taking a leading position. They penetrated into all spheres of life, and even photography became digital. We are so used to images taken using a mobile phone, digital camera or camera. Along with the traditional photo frames that are present in every home, convenient and practical digital photo frames are now used. And does everyone know that the usual wooden picture frame contributed to the emergence of photo frames.
The history of the appearance of simple frames, which were one of the components of the interior, goes back to ancient times. They were used to frame window openings and doors. In the meaning that the frame now has, it began to be used from about the 14th century. At this time, artists of that era began to post their paintings in them.
The frame was of particular importance. Often, it carried a certain meaning in itself, being, as it were, a continuation of the picture. She made up a single composition with the picture. Frames at that time were decorated with gold paintings, which are traditional and are also found in modern products.
With the advent of the Renaissance, the look of the frames changed. There were no more gilded baguettes, the frames for paintings took the form of architectural structures.
Looking at the paintings in a baguette frame of such a design, it seemed that you were looking out the window. And there was a beautiful view outside the window. The picture frame made at that time skillfully combined with the decoration of the walls. Most of the frames had the form of a frame for the mirror, which were decorated with luxurious gems and patterns. Rich frames gave the picture the greatest value and significance.
The design of the frame gradually changed and developed. In the 17th century you can already see a completely different design. Picture frames were made in the form of steps descending inward around the entire perimeter. This design had a specific purpose. The frame did not completely distract attention from the work of art, but, on the contrary, made it necessary to focus all attention on the picture. With her construction, she looked away inside the picture.
The Baroque period was characterized by the fact that picture frames began to be decorated with massive patterns and sculptures. They were made separately from the picture.
Ornaments had the form of fruits, people, divine beings. During the heyday of Rococo, picture frames received more attention than paintings. They were massive and rich. Their design corresponded to the interior in which they were located. Frames made up an architectural composition with interior elements.
Only in the 19th century. the frame has become an independent element, to which the artists paid special attention. The frame was an artistic element of value and bearing the completeness of the composition. During impressionism, picture frames were made in bright colors. This made the image unusual, its perception was very original.
The 20th century has come. The century of many discoveries and inventions that shocked the world and gave rise to many modern gadgets and devices. At this time, a photograph appeared.
It was an incredible discovery. Now the framework has acquired another, new purpose. They were intended to save photos and their design. Photo frames were made of different materials. Of wood, ceramics, glass and metal. Photo frames began to appear, which were located on the table, on the walls, and photo frames for several photos, decorated in a bizarre manner. Entire photo albums were created in which each photo was placed in a separate photo frame. So the picture frame became the parent of photo frames, the production of which grew and developed. Photo frames grew and developed. Large factories began to appear.
When digital images appeared, it became necessary to save them somewhere, except for the camera and computer. Gradually, digital photo frames appeared, in which you can place several photos. The digital photo frame was gradually improved; baguettes from various modern materials began to be used as its case. Such frames look great in a modern interior, and can be combined with a watch, with a radio or other functional objects.