I visited the Tate Britain a few weeks ago to look at some 20th century artists works and the frames they chose.
This Bridget Riley oil on canvas from 1964 uses perhaps the most simple of frames, a narrow faced, perhaps 10mm wide, inlay frame. The canvas is inlaid from the front of the frame before being secured from behind leaving a narrow gap between the canvas and the frame. They are also know as box frames or floater frames as they give the impression that the artwork is ‘floating’ and not in contact with the frame. This frame is almost identical to one of the inlay frame mouldings I sell and they suit contemporary art, particularly abstract works, very well.