Just a Frame of Mind | A Guide to Framing Fine Art

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Did you know that the French Impressionists were not only revolutionary painters, but also revolutionary framers?  In place of the old style, they designed sleek minimal frames, realising something few did - framing matters.  These days it still does.  Frames can enhance, customise and protect fine art collections.  With this in mind, here’s our Confident Collector's guide to thinking inside the frame.


The Framer

You’ve just bought a sublime work of art and decided it needs a fresh frame.  Our best advice here, is don’t chuck it any place with wood and glass.  Framing, especially fine art framing is an artform.  We recommend seeking out a skilled framer, preferably with experience handling precious items like fine art.   

Angela Tandori has been working with A & L Artistic Framers for over seventeen years.  Family-run, Hawthorn based and decades deep in experience, they are an ideal framing collaborator.  

How and Why to Frame

Framing can serve a range of purposes.  At the top of the list however, are frames which enhance, protect or customise works of art.  In terms of finding the best looking frame, tinkering around with options is a good idea.  At Angela Tandori Fine Art, you can visit our showroom to mix and match different framing options.

If you’re engaging a skilled framer, all frames should be very high-quality.  However, do keep in mind what mat and glass are being used.  The mat, a paper-based platform separating the art from the glass should be acid-free.  Ensuring there is a gap between here helps prevent moisture building up and corroding the work.  

Taking Your Frame Home

While your work of art is safer framed than it is unframed, it is still susceptible to heat and light damage so keep it somewhere cool and shaded.  


To find out more about our custom framing process, or for framing advice shoot us an email at collect@angelatandorifineart.com or call at 0419 301 279.





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