The larger the mat board, the greater the emphasis on the art. Isn't that what it's all about? The one place I feel it's alright to break this rule, though, is when you have a gallery wall full of art. Some can be heavily matted and others, not at all. This is a great way to add variety to your collection.
"A piece of art cheaply framed or with wrong proportions and scale can detract enormously from the piece. I know it can be expensive, but if you’ve already invested in the art, you should finish it properly. It’s like buying a wonderful dress and wearing it with cheap, wrong shoes." -Vincente Wolf
Yet again, another element I MUST have in my future home: a hallway chock-full of black and white photography. Tres chic!
The moral of the story? Don't be timid or chintzy when it comes to matting your photos! Be daring and make that artwork POP!
Stay tuned for the finished product of my Christmas frames! I'm off to find the perfect black and white prints...