A picture is never complete without its framing. It's the last piece to a masterpiece, the outline that makes your work of art complete. This is especially important for commercial art. Framing not only protects the art, it enhances it and brings out different perspectives dependent on the targeted audience. Read on to learn more about the significance of picture framing.
Preventing wear and tear
For art pieces that are on constant display, a lot of human handling is involved. This happens when the art is being set up for showcasing and later when being removed. Viewers also get up-close with the pictures, and lastly, more human handling takes place when the art is being stored, cleaned or edited. All this handling threatens the longevity and preservation of the art while adding undue wear or damage. Picture framing solves this dilemma by protecting the art from the elements and the handling. The glass casing shields the pictures from moisture, harsh light and dust. The frame molding itself holds the pictures in place and prevents folding of wrinkling. This ensures that your prized picture remains intact for as long as you want.
Improving visibility from the viewer
The true art of framing lies in staging the artwork in different perspectives to improve the focus of the pictures. This has the effect of catching and holding the attention of the viewer. One way used to stage a picture is through the mounting margins. Smaller images, for example, need more mounting to increase visibility and draw more attention to the art. Other additions such as fillets enhance the uniqueness of the images by drawing attention to the centre of the art. The color of the mount also helps adjust contrast and further draw attention to the centerpiece that is the art itself.
Adding themes to your art
Different pieces of art represent different things. Picture framing can help distinguish your art by bringing out the intended theme. This has the effect of making your artwork more relevant. It also helps bring out the right emotions and sentiments from the audience. For example, using classical wood on the molding with intricate engravings and a textured mounting can make your presentation more traditional. In the same breath, a smooth frame molding with modern artwork can make your piece look contemporary.
Picture framing therefore gives more voice to your artwork, letting you say more about the piece with subtle effort. This way, you can pass the right message to your audience under the right setting.