Classic and gallery canvas stretching

There are two types of painting design:

- under the glass

- with a stretch on the stretcher.

Paperwork is usually taken under the glass. This is done primarily for safety, since paper tends to deteriorate over time.


As for the paintings on canvas, in this they are stretched on a stretcher - a wooden frame. If we are talking about painting, then the usual stretch is most often used, in which the image is completely on the front side of the stretcher. This type of stretch is used if the picture is planned to be framed. Next, the frame is simply attached to the stretcher and you get a full-fledged picture on canvas with a frame that is almost indistinguishable from the original.


If you print a photo on canvas or initially plan to hang a future picture without a frame, then usually use a gallery stretch, in which the image goes to the ends of the stretcher and is hung on the wall in this form. This type of decoration is quite popular today, as it emphasizes the modern style of the interior.




At the same time, the stretcher itself plays an important role – its curvature and dryness, since with gallery stretching the canvas stretches through two corners and the tension force is higher. Smooth dry slats will provide you with a stable shape of the picture for many years. We never skimp on consumables and do everything to make your paintings please you as long as possible.Another important point: in the standard sense, with a normal stretch, the canvas is fastened with brackets at the ends of the stretcher. In our practice, we use both this method and an improved version – the canvas is attached at the back, and a white field remains at the ends. This method is reflected in the photo above.


It should also be noted that it is somewhat more difficult to make a high-quality gallery stretch, since it is necessary to take into account that both the front part of the picture is on the front part of the stretcher, and that the part of the image that goes to the end does not go to the face.