Ideas On framing Different Types Of Art
Water-colors are usually put in proportionately larger mats and the frames
are somewhat wider. Glass is always used with water-colors. Frames for them
are still being made in simple, natural wood or painted finishes, but with
the tendency to give the medium the importance it deserves, they are often
as heavy, decorated and textured as are those for oil paintings.
The frames for pastels are similar to the ones used for water-colors, except
that they are matted only when necessary. Glass is always used, as is a
concealed insert to separate the picture from contact with the glass surface.
Oil paintings are framed closely except for the occasional use of extra-wide
inserts, which give the appear-ance of mats. It has been popular lately to
employ less ornamentation and gilding and to bring the finish into closer
relationship with the picture.
Photographs may be given more importance on a wall by matting them. They are
ordinarily framed close with glass in natural or stained wood, silver or gold.
Fine reproductions of oil paintings, water-colors and prints are framed to
resemble their originals.