Many people wonder if canvas framing is essential or not, and most agree that it is a personal preference. It is good to understand that if the canvas piece is properly stretched where the sides look appealing, it does not necessarily have to be framed.
You may notice that some paintings lose their specific texture after they are framed. You may also notice that if your canvas is without a frame, it will not be protected against dust, debris, sunlight, and moisture, since anything that touches the piece can damage it. For example, when people touch it a lot while it is not framed, you run the risk of it wearing thin.
Canvas framing is designed to help protect the edges and corners of the canvas piece. It can also prevent structural warping, which happens when the canvas is stretched, and this is especially essential if you plan on keeping it displayed in the same location throughout the ages.
There are some painters and professionals who decide not to frame their canvas pieces. These professionals believe that it is up to the purchaser to decide on whether or not it is necessary to have the pieces protected. Those professionals believe that once a piece is created and sold, the purchaser can do with it what they will, and it no longer becomes a concern of the professionals’. However, it is essential for those who house their canvas pieces in homes or museums to have them framed for protection.
At Amarisco Framing & Mounting, they understand the confusion amounting from whether or not you should have your canvas framed. If one is against, while another is for framed artwork, you can settle the dispute with a matte background or a floating frame, which puts space between the art and the frame, allowing for a recessed style. It is a beautiful compromise toward free-flowing artwork and added preservation. Canvas framing is essential if you want to hang your artwork at home or in a gallery/museum because it protects the piece and helps it look great for many years to come.