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Friday, 22 March 2013

THE TEFAF 2013 | TEFAF MAASTRICHT | The European Fine Art Fair

Patrick Damiaens
Ornamental Woodcarver

The European Fine Art Fair, 
The TEFAF 2013

In this blog item we visit the TEFAF 2013 in Maastricht (Netherlands), over the years TEFAF has come to be recognized as the world's leading art and antiques fair. 

I should feeling really lucky that I only live 20 minutes from Maastricht and The TEFAF .

It is for the ornamental Woodcarver of great importance to have a lot of documentation, drawings and pictures , this source of inspiration can be consulted later by a possible restoration or reconstruction of ornaments.

In the creation and drawing of new ornaments and compositions  a comprehensive library of books and pictures is really necessary, this information gives the ornamental Woodcarver a greater freedom in drawing and design
A lot of  information (pictures) also contributes to the ornamental carver  a better understanding  of  the forms and characters that can be consult. And this together with a large amount of plaster casts and wooden examples you're already well on your way.

TEFAF 2013

TEFAF Maastricht

TEFAF Maastricht (15-24 March 2013) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012 and is now universally regarded as the world’s leading art fair, setting the standard for excellence in the art market. The Fair truly is an event not to be missed by collectors and museum representatives.
Presenting 260 of the world’s leading galleries from 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market. 

In addition to the traditional areas of Old Master Paintings and antique Works of Art, you can see and buy at TEFAF Maastricht a wide variety of Classical Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as Jewellery, 20th Century Design, and Works on Paper. 

TEFAF Maastricht is unequalled in its level of quality and in the methods it employs to establish and guarantee the authenticity of every painting and object on offer. Participating dealers are admitted only after a strict selection process. 

TEFAF Maastricht’s ground breaking vetting system involves no fewer than 175 international experts in 29 different categories, who examine every work of art in the Fair for quality, authenticity and condition, ensuring that you can buy with the greatest possible confidence.


Here following are some beautiful ornaments, carved mirrors, frames and works of art I've photographed at TEFAF 2013.
Maybe also for you a source of inspiration.

Tefaf 2013, Mallett London

The ivory relief shown below was my personal favorite this year at TEFAF.
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