I just looked him up, and evidence would suggest that he's a bit awesome. Plus, his other posts are very helpful. My hubby as been on FB for ten years and only made three status posts. Maybe this is his doppleganger.This might be a hit and run. He (?) hasn't appeared back since he started this mess yesterday.
Yes, artfolio, this is exactly what i was asking about... it seems to have been the standard historically. Just wondered about its origin...Are we, perhaps, talking about weighting the bottom of matts?
That has been my standard operating method for my entire framing life unless a customer really objects to it.
Thank you Joe B... that makes sense!I was really wondering what Mat Loading was.
Weighted bottoms - for this day and age some pieces I really like with the weighted bottom for others it looks totally ridiculous, but that is a really a matter of opinion.
I heard that the history of weighted bottoms was from long ago, centuries more than likely, in homes, castles, churches, city offices, & other buildings that art was hung high, way up high, and out of reach the weighted bottoms served a purpose. The weighted bottom was added so that it appeared, total optical illusion, the bottom was the same size as the sides and top. They wanted a balanced look at the time and being hung high that was the way they achieved it. I wasn't living way back then, close but not quite , so if this is true or not, I am not positive but it does sound correct, but I wonder if they used Acid free Mats back then.