Showcasing art with light
The inherent diversity of art treasures is reflected in the wide range of exhibition concepts and lighting used by museums and galleries. Each art-historical era focuses on different ideals for presentation, and in a similar way, social preferences also change with regard to suitable methods of reception. Large-format, minimalist paintings for example look best with planar vertical lighting. Accent lighting on the other hand is ideally suited to small, high-contrast works of art. In addition to illuminating individual exhibits, gallery owners and exhibition organisers also use light as an essential component in the overall presentation of exhibitions and buildings. In this way, visitors are impressively exposed to both culture and architecture.