Wide mats and deep bevels…

January 4, 2018 - 1 minute read

Pretty much any artwork by Alexander Calder makes me happy. Whether it’s paintings, collages, stabiles, mobiles or jewelry. This man speaks to me. So I was tickled pink when my client brought in the Calder serigraph. Just looking at it makes me smile!

The home this was going to end up hanging in is simple and classic in design. So we used a Vermont Hardwood solid walnut frame with an ebony stain and a super deep linen wrapped mat.

We didn’t want to matting to cover any of the image since it is a “bleed print” so we floated it on a linen backer that matched the matting. The matting is wide – a whole 5″ – and the bevel of the mat is 1/2″ deep. These simple alterations draw from the composition of the artwork – wide brushstrokes and bold lines, but don’t overpower the image. Finished off with TruVue Museum glass and this Calder has the perfect home.