Good Questions: How Would You Frame This Painting?

Good Questions: How Would You Frame This Painting?

Oct 12, 2007


How would you frame this painting?

This is a Mexican amate painting I've been dying to hang in my living room, but I can't figure out how to frame it. The edges are the problem--the amate paper has really cool textured edges (which you can see in the second pic). I wish I could just clip it between two pieces of glass with no frame, but I've heard you should never let a painting touch glass...

...I collect colorful little pieces of Mexican handicrafts, but all of my display shelving is white, minimal, a bit like a cross between Ikea's Lack and Expedit lines, so I'm not sure I'd like a chunky, earthy frame, or anything ornate. And matting? The idea of matting seems too conventional somehow.

How do I frame this painting without overwhelming it?




We know someone who had a piece professionally framed so that it sort of floats in a plexiglas box. It looks amazing.

Anyone else?

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