Ugly frames are better for picture?
Ok, here is a recent experience. I went to a new private shop to have some large acrylic paintings framed.I tend to look at alot of choices, as i feel that i'll know the right frame for the picture. The framer however, was telling me most artists come in for two choices. One-a frame that slants inwards, as she claimed it is suppose to draw the eye in. The second, a cheap white frame, as most people change the frame out anyway, so why spend the money.And also, people will ignore it to look at the painting. I tried the white frames against the edges of my work and was appalled. It was so ugly and clashing there was no way i was using white. Maybe its just me and i see past frames, but to me, a nice complementary frame even more unifies the work. To me, if i saw a bad frame, i would think the artist had lost some taste, and if did want to buy the artwork, i'd have additional expense. She did what i wanted, but kept telling me i'd be sorry.
So i guess my question is-is there frame theory? I do my work to please myself, so if i dont sell it, i might hang it. And i wouldnt want to re-do the frame because i followed a sellers rule by getting an ugly frame. I'd appreciate any feedback or experience from you. Thanks.