Nature morte géométrique (“Geometric Still Life 1”) o/c, dated 1919, George Valmier (French, 1885-1937)
Detail, Valmier: note the sympathetic angled profile of the frame and the contratsting white angle near the sight edge.
Overall of painting and frame) “Still Life With A Guitar” o/c, dated 1919, Gino Severini (Italian, 1883-1966)
Detail, Severini: note the extra small step of the silver-grey part of the profile as well as how the back edge where the frame meets the wall has been colored in the same manner.
“Playing Cards and Siphon” o/c, dated 1916, Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887-1927). A sophisticated color scheme in matte paint surrounds the dramatic tones of Gris’ composition.
) The progression in both shape and color leads the eye inward and adds visual interest by emphasizing key colors from the image.
Note how the inner ochre liner has been painted with a grey-black to provide a transition where it meets the grey panel. Also, how a black fillet between the frame and the canvas adds subtle visual interest.