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Be Yourself - Remembered - Original

by Ilse Michielsen

This original is available to buy.

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  • Original, Mixed Media on Canvas
  • Framed
  • Ilse Michielsen
  • Image, 130.0 x 130.0cm approximately
  • Framed, 135.6 x 135.6cm approximately

This original painting by Ilse Michielsen is framed in a hand finished frame and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.


Hand finished frames give a unique character to an original painting as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.

Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.

Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame.  The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.  Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result. 

The result is a completely bespoke frame made to uniquely complement the original painting.  To this end, no two hand finished frames are ever exactly the same.

For Ilse's work we have chosen a stained black finish over which a wax is applied.  The frame style is called a 'tray' frame.  This is because the canvas sits inside the frame with a small gap between the edge of the canvas and the frame.  The front of the frame is level with the surface of the painting rather than the frame covering the front edge of the painting as is more usual.  This allows the frame to provide a border for the image without encroaching or dominating it.


Ilse Michielsen is a driven artist who loves to work with a balance of strong colour against soft gold, and old and new materials. Her artistic process renews constantly - influenced by the atmosphere and elements of the various countries she frequently visits - adding new elements, like natural pigments, sand, gold, silver, glass and even pieces of animal skin.

Ilse constantly tries to find a new and delicate balance by searching for a new synthesis of matter and spirit.  Decay and fragility is a great inspiration for Ilse which is conveyed by a release of raw pure energy, a wave of emotion, right onto the canvas, creating a vast body of work which is layered, spiritual and poetic.


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