Shadow gap: Definition
A shadow gap is the space between two frame components mounted in an offset manner. In a picture frame constructed in this manner, the shadow gap spatially separates the work from the frame.
Origin of the shadow gap
The Guggenheim Museum in New York is said to have first used a shadow gap frame to display paintings. Among experts, the shadow gap frame is also called the Guggenheim frame. The type of framing provides excellent stability to canvases and also photo canvases without covering the sides. The (photo) canvas is screwed to the L-shaped frame profile on the back side. A distance of about one centimeter is maintained between the wood and the canvas, which creates the shadow gap. The work is visually highlighted and seems to float in the frame. In addition to canvases, other picture supports can also be presented with a shadow gap.
Photo products with shadow gap frame
Here is a selection of photo products that can be framed with a shadow gap especially refined:
We can fit shadow gap frames to the centimeter. Choose the size and width of the frame as freely and variably as the types of wood.