看見光影 See the Light, See the Shadow
名稱 看見光影 See the Light, See the Shadow
時間 2019/11/09 09:00 ~ 2020/03/15 17:00
Light dominates human civilization. As our optic nerve perceives different degrees of brightness, light influences the ways we see things and is crucial to our artistic expressions. In painting, how to represent the effects of light is a significant milestone in art history. In the early seventeenth century, Caravaggio’s pioneering depiction of light brought dramatic effects to his subjects and produced a new level of emotional intensity, paving the way for subsequent generations of artists such as Vermeer and Rembrandt. Even though Impressionists conceptualized and represented the relation between light and color differently, light, shape, and shadow remain key to the art of painting.
Light is the decisive factor in painting. The contrast between light and dark constructs a three-dimensional space, thus bringing a painting closer to reality and giving it a lifelike quality. The fact that there are light and shadow helps us determine our position in relation to surrounding objects and move freely in a place. Both to instruct and to entertain, this exhibition highlights the ways in which a painting explores the relation between light, shape, and shadow. For it is actually because of light that we can perceive different shapes as well as colors and marvel at the wonder of shadow.
藝術總監 Artistic Director / 林育淳 Lin, Yu-Chun
執行監督 Executive Supervisor / 莊東橋 Chuang, Tong-Chiao
策劃與執行 Curator/Executive / 黃基鴻 Huang, Chi-Hung