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With a lot of artwork light is an important aspect of how the work will appeal to  the viewers. If you want the artwork to appear dark and gloomy you would give the lighting in the photograph or painting a darker undertone. If you want the perception of a work of art to be happy and vibrant you will give the work a brighter lighting.

 

In the 17th century Isaac Newton discovered that prisms could disassemble and reassemble white light, and described the phenomenon in his book Opticks. He was the first person to use the word spectrum which is Latin for appearance.

 

Artists have learned to manipulate lighting to make it fit their vision and to accent their artwork.This called Light Art. Light Art is an applied arts form in which light is the main medium of expression.  It is a form of art in which either a sculpture produces light, or light is used to  create a sculpture through the manipulation of light, colours, and shadows.  Light art can be an interaction of light within an agricultural space.

 

The use of light and dark in it is called value. Value  can be subdivided into tint (light hues)and shade (dark hues). In painting, which uses subtraction color, value changes are achieved by adding black or white to a color. Artist may also employ shading which is a more subtle manipulation of value.

 

Light is a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum to which the eye sensitive. Light is a very important aspect of art in many different ways. Light in a museum can also affect the way the artwork appears to the viewer. Lights presence is essential for the most rewarding perceptions of almost all art.  

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