Indian Dance Painting

Here is another fine example of how the frame should compliment the artwork.

The original artwork has a subtlety about it that could easily be dominated by too strong a frame.

Too weak a frame, then the artwork is not enhanced at all but left floating.

With a frame that is in balance with the artwork, a partnership is formed, with the frame in harmony with the art and indeed augmenting it to the extent that it becomes part of the artwork and brings out some of the colour and vibrancy within.

Here, the outer frame is not too dark and matches with the darks in the painting, whilst the gold slip inside the frame, echoes the golds and flesh tones and, at the same time is in a pleasing contrast to the turquoise (turquoise and gold are usually a good combination).

A beautiful piece definitely enhanced by the frame.