Mosaic frames are an art form in their own right
(4 min read) There’s an ongoing silent debate in the upper echelon of the art world about whether The Frame should be recognized as an art form of its own. Famous early modernist painter John Marin was known for always looking for a “Blessed Equilibrium” between paintings and their frames. Needless to say, that attitude alone speaks enough about the importance of a perfect frame and its relevance in art in general.
Frames are rarely ever spoken of or pointed out by museum or gallery curators and both paintings and photographs in school books are usually depicted frameless. However, this injustice is limited to non-mosaic framing. When it comes to mosaic frames and bordures the artist is always well known and mentioned because decorative mosaic art recognizes all of its glorious forms, regardless of how minuscule they might seem to scholars or other artists.
Unlike a variety of simple frames, the mosaic frame isn’t just a utilitarian object. It isn’t there to just protect the art within them from rough handling and environmental factors. Now, don’t get me wrong, because the mosaic frame will indeed do all of those things, but it will also add to the beauty of the photograph, canvas, or even mirror within. Mosaic art frames and bordures are truly masterpieces on their own, but if you choose properly, they will immensely hype up the appeal and the value of whatever you decide to frame.
Intricate and vibrantly colored mosaic art frames will make all of your black and white photographs look amazing. That doesn’t mean they can’t be used to frame some more colorful artworks and photos, but when it comes to complementing, they are the perfect choice for some more subdued or sepia-toned works.
Mosaic borders on the other hand can be used virtually anywhere and you can frame anything from mirrors to floors with mosaic borders. They are repetitive, so they won’t draw attention from the framed work, and their motifs are intricate but discreet, so they will add a certain charm to the overall look of the framed artwork.
A Mosaic border is also known as a mosaic listello and it’s been around for thousands of years. Its seeming simplicity and discreetness make it a stunning decorative mosaic art element in any room. Mosaic borders in our catalog are crafted by our talented mosaicists with the hand-cut highest quality glass and marble tiles. If you are looking for something lasting and unique to frame your photos or artworks with, our mosaic borders are a perfect choice.
When it comes to choosing a mosaic frame for your photo or artwork, the notion that opposites attract is often applied and usually very true. However, keep in mind that nothing is universally true when it comes to individual views of art, so what you’ll do with your photos and artworks should be your personal choice. If you want to frame your most cheerful childhood memory with a hot-pink/lime-green mosaic frame, then do it! These are just some general advice you don’t have to take, Mosaic art is all about freedom and expression, so let yourself have both.