Took my wife to the city for her birthday earlier this week. Spent the day in the art museum. Easy to be overwhelmed in the presence of such great works of art. Got to see a couple Vermeers which I think is a huge treat.
But what really bowled me over wasn’t a painting but an 18th century carved frame. It had a cross-hatched ground and c-scrolls and acanthus leaves 1/2″ deep. It was magnificent. I wanted to take a picture of it for you but I couldn’t. “No really, I just want a picture of the frame!”
I’m an art fan, so no one has to drag me to the museum. If you’re not and you feel like your wife does in the Sears tool department, look at the frames.
You know you’re a woodworker when your favorite piece in an art museum is a frame!