Nina has has put up some very nice pictures in her blog at:
She asks : “If these were properly framed and presented in an upscale gallery with elegant white walls, would they pass for “real” cutting-edge art?”
We do not possess an upscale gallery but as it happens we do have this example to help you to judge how far white walls and a frame make a difference:
Our son painted it nearly 40 years ago; we have quite a few of the children’s and grandchildren’s pictures on display round the house and for some reason we framed a couple of them.
Was the framing an ironic comment on the quality of contemporary art? No, though I suspect this picture will be treasured rather longer than a few pickled cows I could mention.
To be honest the reason for framing it I cannot now remember. Maybe a general pride in what small children can achieve? A wish to demonstrate that what mattered was what they personally could do, not how it compared with what others did? Whatever the reason, all their pictures still give as a great deal of pleasure