Ideal floater frame for 3/4 deep canvas or less. This dark espresso brown flat finish may burnish if mishandled.
The floater frame concept is a post-modern invention that stems from abstract expressionism and color field painting of the late 50s and early 60s. Artists would produce giant canvases that made framing cost-prohibitive and aesthetically unnecessary. Instead, artists would tack thin strips of wood around their canvases to protect the work during transport. This became the aesthetic of the era. Floater frames, with a gap between the art and the frame, are an extension of that minimalist aesthetic. Today, the variety and styles of floater frames have become vast.
Art materials that may be used in conjunction with a floater frame for 3/4 deep canvas such as this dark espresso brown wood picture frame may also include rigid hardboard panel paintings, prints and posters that are mounted and laminated onto gatorboard, foam core, or other rigid materials, canvas boards, signage, and of course, canvas that is stretched around stretcher bars.