“To me, a piece of art is never truly complete until it is framed appropriately.” Stuart is an art collector from the Raynham area, with a passion for finding artists before the rest of the world does. “Choosing the right frame – down to the subtleties of finding the perfect glass – is almost an art in itself.”
What Types of Artwork Require Frames with Glass?
You may think the decision to display a painting with or without glass in the frame is a personal preference, but actually that’s not the case. Frames with glass are used to protect paintings from environmental hazards, including light and humidity. What determines what types of artwork are protected with glass is the materials used to create the art. This is known as the medium.
Oil paintings – think Michelangelo and Maxfield Parrish – and acrylic paintings – think Andy Warhol or David Hockney – are strong enough to stand up to the elements without glass. Pretty much everything else, including drawings, charcoals, pastels, watercolors, and inks, needs to be covered by glass.
Finding Glass for Large Scale Artworks
As a glass replacement service in Raynham, MA, we’re happy to help anyone seeking glass to frame large scale artworks. Large scale paintings are roughly defined as being larger than a human being – in other words, the type that need frame glass that’s difficult to find and transport. We’re also the top resource for museums and curators who need to replace broken glass in painting frames and display cases.
Depending on the age, condition and value of the artwork, owners may wish to choose specialized glasses to help protect from UV rays. Security glass for museum display purposes is another option. As most museums and educational facilities operate on a budget, we strive to help find the most cost-effective solution for their glass needs.