Does a Frame Make a Difference?
YES!!! Most artwork benefits from having a frame.
“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.”
– GK Chesterton
The frameless look is popular, but is it appropriate for what you need? Does it protect your art or enhance your image? Take a look at the examples below to see what a difference a frame makes.
This cityscape is shown with three different frame styles: unframed, simply framed, and double framed. Which one has the most impact?
- Unframed Art – Wrapped canvas or print hung directly on the wall. Simple, plain, unprotected.
- Simple Frame – Art framed with a simple silver frame that matches the structural elements of the image will expand the view. A frame will add stability to the wood frame the canvas is stretched on or protect the raw edges of a photo mount.
- Frame + Fillet – Add a fillet (the black piece surrounding the art). Notice how it gives it depth to the image and highlights the black in the windows?
This beach scene is shown with three different frame styles: unframed, simply framed, and double framed. Which one draws your eye the most?
- Unframed Art – Wrapped canvas or print.
- Simple Frame – Art framed with a simple frame that matches the neutral colors of the image.
- Double Frame – A second stacked frame adds interest. Visualize it on your wall. Because of the contrast, your art immediately becomes a focal point. It looks like you are stepping into the picture.
Take it a step further!
1. Unframed Art
2. Simple black frame
3. Black frame with gold fillet
4. Two frames + fillet = Stunning!
Art can be framed in many different ways based on your taste and style.
Which framing design would you choose?
What is a Fillet?
A fillet is a small piece of moulding that fits inside a frame. It is decorative, designed to enhance, like jewelry.
Ask us how a fillet would enhance your art!