Pictured here is an equestrian photo with a contemporary and decorative French-style frame. This frame is normally much wider, but we scaled it down to about 1″ from the usual 3-4″. It’s also typically done in gold leaf but we finished this one in a painted matte antique white.
This is a good example of taking a classical style, changing a few key elements, and now it’s neo-classical. This gives the piece a youthful air about it, which this piece needs, bringing it into the 21st Century.
Here at Paris Frameworks, Floater Frames come in a wide variety of finishes and profiles. These frames are generally used for paintings on canvas, but they can also be used for paintings on board or diasec mounted photographs. Floater frames allow the entire artwork to be seen, showing all the edges. A typical float space to see is usually ¼” but this can be expanded to give a more dramatic look adding more air space around the artwork.
We framed this Andy Warhol print in a simpatico tone-on-tone framing style where the float board and the frame are the same color as the background of the art. This style allows the framing to disappear and the art to rise to the forefront, where it should be. If framing is done correctly, the art is the first thing you see and the framing second.
A widely used technique in the framing industry is scroll matting. This is where the matting is thin on the sides and heavy at the top and a little extra heavier at the bottom. This technique elongates the artwork and gives it a sophisticated flair and visual elegance. Two examples above highlight this technique: a Fred Lyon black and white photo and a Wayne Thiebaud monoprint.
Come down to our shop and let’s see how we can make your piece a contemporary masterpiece.