30 years of works  : review
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Patrick Maury restores ancient frames and creates new ones for more than thirty years. Ornamentist gilder , he gives a specific attention to the first term of his job. Indeed, if the golden wood is the basis of his speciality, the work of the ornament is the signature of his art.

To restore a frame it's of course strengthen it, to repair what the years or the accidents were able to make it undergo, but it is also to return to the ornamentation its reason for being : building a dialogue with the work of art and this dialogue owes be harmonious.

It's the same in creation; to create a frame for a drawn or painted work of art, it also is to decide how to dress it : the possibilities are uncountable, the styles and periods varied, the examples numerous … In the course of the centuries, the creativity has been never missing and Patrick Maury continues today to create frames for collectors or major institutions.

By courtesy of the Museum Carnavalet and the Museum of the Hunting and the Nature from Paris, Patrick Maury invites you to discover a rich anthology of frames which he restored or created. Exceptional fact, and which makes all the value of this brochure, frames are presented here with the works they accompany.

Patrick Maury is a Art Crafts Master and authorized restorer "Collections des Musées de France"