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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The fact of a picture frame.

Earlier this month, Chloe Veltman lamented the lost art of the picture frame. On my visit to NYC, with her comments in mind, I took some photos of picture frames at the Metropolitan Museum.

I love picture frames. I love the way they create space, and I love the detail they add to the picture within. I love the owner or framer's choice of a frame: plain or ornate? What color paint, if any? Gilded?

The frames in the photos are Dutch and Italian, if I'm remembering correctly.

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