November 6, 2019 — Circular works of art, known in the art world as “tondos” (from the Italian word for ‘round’, “rotondo”), have appeared since Greek antiquity and became very fashionable in the Renaissance with examples painted by Botticelli, Michaelangelo, and Raphael. (Right: Madonna of the Magnificat, 1481, by Sandro Botticelli.) Round artwork also provides a modern appeal as it is far rarer to see paintings...
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As both a manufacturer and an art supply store, we supply you with top quality stretcher frames, fine cotton and linen canvas, and the best of all other materials needed to support your artwork. When working with Upper Canada Stretchers, you will feel that satisfaction in every encounter with our stretcher bars for artists’ canvases and extended line of products.
Since 2001, Upper Canada Stretchers has become well known for making professional-quality stretcher frames that remain straight and true even in very large sizes and for doing so with quick turnaround times, allowing you to get started at what you do best! We produce 8 unique, fully keyable profiles that have been developed to meet a wide range of needs. Click to see more information about each stretcher bar profile and to help you choose which one is best for your work. Here is some additional information to lead you through some of the considerations for choosing the right stretchers for your project, or you are always welcome to contact us for advice.
Upper Canada Stretchers also custom designs and fabricates keyable stretchers, non-keyable strainer frames, and even floating frames in limitless shapes and sizes using state-of-the-art CNC technology. This allows us to meet the unique design requirements of our many professional artists in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Give us a call at 1-800-561-4944 or fill out our quote form to start the conversation about what we can do to assist with your project!