Friday, October 19, 2007

An Interest in the Use of Artificial Light as an Artistic Medium

The study of light began with painting and its study and depiction of light from the universe - the sun and the moon. With the invention of artificial light at the turn of the century, there was a paradigm shift from "representing light" to "using" light. The visual world is a world of light, and art has always been connected to the visual and to light.

With the invention of artificial light, it became a sign of the modern world as homes and cities lit up. This inspired artists in the electronic age to develop a new medium - light art. In the 1920's and 1930's, basic sources of light art emerged from new technologies of photography and film.

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