Text: Alison Ritter, Giancarlo Castodli, Dr. Gianluca Poldi
Photos: Targetti, Zeichnung: Francesco Iannone

27. Mar 2013

The realisation of the Tiziano-exhibition in Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome/I


The Titian exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome helps researchers understand how purposefully applied LED light can enhance the viewer’s appreciation and understanding of a work of art.  Students in lighting programmes around the world are lectured on the value of perception and told that a lighting designer needs to understand human perception in order to be able to illuminate any architectural space. The students nod and take notes, maybe even do some practical exercises to help them put the theory into practice, graduate and start their career in practices that know nothing about the topic. Practising lighting designers – the ones whose task it is to “get jobs” so the practice can survive – have little time to go deeper into any topic, let alone pursue continuing education to keep up-to-date with the latest facts and findings. It is easy to copy and paste schemes in the belief that if a product works in location A, then it is bound to be fine in location B as well. If a space does not look right in the end, it can be argued that the product was not sophisticated enough – the bad workman blames his tools syndrome. A lighting designer needs tools: light sources, luminaires, reflectors, optics. But to be able to use those tools he needs knowledge and specific skills. When it comes to illuminating paintings, he now needs a deep understanding of neuroesthetics as our dossier shows. […]


The full version of the dossier can be found in PLD No. 87.

The dossier includes 7 pages and concerns following articels:

Lighting works of art by Titian  by Alison Ritter

The scientific aspects of the LIGHT on.in.fo smART  project  by Dr. Gianluca Poldi

The concept of colour rendition  by Giancarlo Castoldi

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