Thursday, March 22, 2018

Framing Artwork With Over-Sized Mats

My question to you is:  Why do mats and the framed artwork they surround have to be in proportion?  When the mat totally overwhelms the art, the mat becomes art too.  An over-sized mat also calls attention to the art it frames.  Check out these images and see if you agree.

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Grouping the framed art makes it even more dramatic.

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One of my favorite designers is Celerie Kemble.  Of course she uses black frequently, which totally endears her to me.  But look at the cover of her book.  Not just black but over-sized mats and furniture with hooves.  I couldn't love her more.

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Let me know if your next framing project will have a large mat.

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