Artists' frames and framing concepts are a mayor field of research since 1984. First results have been published in my doctoral theses in 1991 (“Artists frame their paintings-frame conceptions between Academy and Secession – Lenbach, Böcklin, Stuck, Klimt, Hunt, Rossetti, Whistler, Degas, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Seurat”), followed by two major exhibitions in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the Kunstforum, Vienna : the catalogue-book “In Perfect Harmony – picture + frame 1850-1920” is work of reference until today, mainly for restorers and museum curators, but also for collectors. More than 150 publications, expertises and lectures on the subject since 1988.

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In Perfect Harmony is to be found in 317 university, museum and public libraries around the world


beispiel überschrift

"Malevich and frameless art in the 20th century", article on framing and presentation conceptions of the 1920s, in the context of the exhibition "Kasimir Malewitsch und der Suprematismus in der Sammlung Ludwig" 05.02. – 22.08.2010 (Museum Ludwig)

Expertise Franz von Stuck, Dresden

Creating a new frame for the painting Paradise Lost, by Franz von Stuck, 1897, oil on canvas 200 x 290 cm, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden.

Expressionist Frames

The Art of Frame: The Example of Expressionist Masterpieces / Rahmenkunst am Beispiel expressionistischer Meisterwerke, Hartung-Gorre Verlag, Konstanz 2006, 36 S.