What role does a frame play in the world of art? What is its value as an inevitable accompaniment to a work of art? Why, since the origin of European art, has it always been attributed with such a great worth, to the extent that the production of these objects has become the subject of increasingly refined elaborations so that they themselves can now be classified as works of art?
The frame is “the most mobile type of furniture,” and is the art object most related to taste and fashion. At the same time, it is in fact a portion of space that marks a passage, a discrepancy between the real world, in which things are valued based on their usefulness and how instrumental they are, and the art world, inside which the human mind must acquire a new depth of judgment, cutting itself off from that external value system.
Frames for Art
Galleria La Rocca