|Deep Framed Shadowboxes:||Shadowbox style framing with floating like paper prints|
|Unframed Archival Art Prints:||Often referred to as a “Giclée”, the Archival Art Print is the optimal choice for clients who want exceptional image quality and long-term stability. Extensive independent testing has shown that this type of print will last 100+ years without noticeable c|
|Premium Textured Paper:||Printed on archival textured 100% cotton heavy stock paper|
|Hand Torn Deckle Edge:||Your chosen artwork will feature a jagged edge all around|
|Frame Mouldings:||Real wood mouldings from sustainable sources|
|Matching Spacers:||The mat used as the background will extend on the sides of the frame|
|Acrylic Glass:||Premium unbreakable lightweight acrylic glass with UV protection.|
|Hanging System:||We use french cleats for easy hanging that always stay straight|
|Fast Shipping:||We usually ship in 4-7 days|
|Shipped with Art Secure Packaging:||At The Picturalist, we check each artwork before it leaves the premises. All our packages are sent in specially designed boxes to guarantee picture perfect deliveries. We ship to your drop-ship location, home or office, on weekdays and Saturdays, anywhere|
ABOUT GIO PONTI
Giovanni Ponti, known as Gio, was born in Milan on 18 November 1891, and graduated in architecture in his home city, at the Politecnico di Milano (then known as the Regio Politecnico) in 1921. Shortly afterwards, he began a long-term collaboration with his friend Emilio Lancia which was to lead to the setting up of a professional firm where, for a short while, Ponti was to also be associated with architect Mino Fiocchi.
In parallel with his intricate professional life in the field of architecture, Ponti also concentrated on extending his personal interest in art (in particular in painting) and crafts, to then become a designer through a chance encounter with the management team of the Richard Ginori Ceramics Works.
Soon after, in 1928, Ponti produced one of his longest-lasting and successful creations, the magazine “Domus”, which very quickly became one of the most important publications dedicated to the theme of contemporary living. The magazine is a true manifesto of Ponti’s ideas according to which art, architecture and design should merge together to create an environment which offers comfort to also nourish the soul of modern humankind, in accordance with classic Italian tradition.
Thereafter he carried out a series of projects in various parts of the world. His best-known architectural work, the Pirelli Building, Milan (1955–59, with Pier Luigi Nervi and others), is notable for its hexagonal plan. The Denver Art Museum (1971), designed by Ponti with James Sudler, uses slits (rather than traditional windows) to play with light and shadow. Other important works include a cathedral (1971) in Taranto, Italy, and the Bijenkorf shopping centre (1967) in Eindhoven, Neth.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Anthony Jenkins lives and creates in rural Mono, Ontario, north of Toronto. For four decades, his editorial illustrations, caricatures and portraits delighted the readers of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.
He has traveled the world with a sketchpad, visiting eighty-three countries to date. His first love is black and white. His later colour work is inspired by the vivid life and hues of the Third World.
In his own words: “A likeness captured is a given. If it may be captured elegantly, in just a few, telling lines that dance and please the eye in their own right, that’s the goal.”
ABOUT THE PICTURALIST
The Picturalist offers a curated wall art collection featuring International emerging artists from a wide range of artistic backgrounds.Interior designers work is very much intertwined with that of fine artists. Complete your design projects with the perfect artwork, requesting custom sizes, customized colors and your own choice of frames. Send us an email at [email protected]