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Canvas Framing: Should You Do It?

If you’re like many people, you wonder if you should consider canvas framing for your painting. While most people aren’t aware of the considerations that go into determining the answer, it’s somewhat easy if you know what you’re doing. Therefore, if the canvas was stretched and you are happy with how it looks, you don’t necessarily need a frame, and it can be displayed sans frame. Many paintings and print-on-canvas pieces have shapes and structures of their own, so you don’t have to frame them, and many people choose not to.

If you’re on the fence about canvas framing, it can help to determine why you may want to frame canvases. For one, it protects the work of art. The canvas itself can still get damaged from sunlight, moisture, dirt/grime, and lifestyle habits, such as smoking. Therefore, it might be best to get it framed to protect it from these problems. Of course, you must ensure that the frame complements the piece and doesn’t detract from it or look strange around the piece because it could lose some of its allure or otherwise interfere with the artist’s intent. If you work for a museum, it’s essential that you keep the same feeling with the frame so that the piece flows appropriately.

Amarisco Framing & Mounting offers canvas framing for individuals, artists, and museum curators. If you purchased a piece that wasn’t framed, you can choose to frame it and hang it anywhere in your home. Curators can also choose to do this, which helps protect the piece regardless of who visits your museum. Artists may also want to stretch and frame their canvases before selling them to help create the right look and feel of the piece while adding protection, which might help you get more for the painting when you sell it.

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