Finding the right frame goes a long way adding protection, longevity and beauty to an already beautiful artwork.
Framing is simply an art enclosing another piece of art!!
Once we’ve agreed to this definition, putting a frame on an art piece will definitely be a delicate and creative process. No doubt about it, one needs framing to protect the fragile artwork from the outside environmental threats, to increase its longevity and to make it ageless.
So how do you select a frame?
Here are some guidelines.
- Needless to say, a frame should follow the style of the artwork, its dimensions and orientation. Square / Tall / Wide orientation – Classic or modern artwork – all affect the framing decision.
- Considering where the artwork will be hanged is another factor. You need to think in terms of: modern room vs. a traditional one, a residence vs. an office space, a public place, government entity, museum etc. Every place is unique and demands a suitable and functional frame to best highlight and protect the artwork.
- Generally, large artworks look good with wider moldings and in larger frames and the opposite stands correct. Harmony is key. Sometimes really small artworks can be made to look much better with an exaggerated mount and frame.
Glass not only protects the painted canvas from dust and moisture but also adds value to the artwork.
- Regular glass is used normally, but it is susceptible to breakage from transportation.
- Non-glare glass is good, but they reduce the quality of the artwork.
- If the artwork is placed in a place with lot of sunlight, it is definitely worth it to have UV coating applied to it. It should offer 97% of protection against harmful sunrays.
- Museum Glass is the best of the lot; it is tough, anti-glare and offers 100% UV protection. But, it is very expensive.
Don’t Be Afraid to Go Wild!
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What is trendy?
Framing is ultimately a personal choice, you can go for the classical frame, or chose the trendy Floating (Gap) Frame.
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This is how it technically works.
And this how the final product looks !!
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