You can still use swords to destroy paintings and item frames in creative.
In creative mode, you can break item frames and paintings with a sword!
Swords can break paintings/item frames in creative mode
Items in an item frame can be punched out with a sword on creative
itemframe breakable creative with sword
Painting can be destroyed with sword in creative
I can destroy the armor stand with a sword in creative
Swords Can Break Armor Stamds
Armor Stands can destroyed by a Sword in Creative Mode