The Lost Art of Framing

Ask any art curator, gallery owner, art collector, or museum director in Coral Springs and they will tell you that framing is an art in itself. The right frame sets off the work of art, playing off its own colors, textures, and composition. Off the shelf framing might be fine for commercial art, but if you have invested in a work of fine art in Coral Springs, FL, framing is that final touch you need to protect your investment. Here are a few things to consider about fine art framing.

  1. Mounting. Some works of art, particularly smaller ones, benefit from a mount that adds an additional dimension to the entire framing project. Larger paintings or photographs might not benefit from the additional frame mount, but still need to be mounted before they are protected by the glass and enhanced by the frame. A professional framing store like Rosenbaum helps you to choose the right mount for each individual piece of art.
  2. Color. One of the biggest mistakes newcomers to art collecting make is buying frames in the wrong color. They then wonder why the piece does not look the same as it did in the gallery or studio. The color of the frame subtly brings out the colors in the piece, either enhancing it or blending in so seamlessly you never even notice the frame is there. The color of the frame will also depend on the lighting in your room.
  3. Material. Frames come in every material you can think of, and when you get a piece of art framed you need to consider which material will work best with the artwork. For example, wood might work with classical pieces, but not so well with modern and contemporary art. A good framing shop will be able to locate the perfect frame for your piece.
Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.