L'illuminazione delle opere d'arte nelle mostre e nei musei
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Every year in Italy a countless number of exhibitions are held frequented by millions of visitors eager to admire artworks illuminated by natural or artificial light. Artificial light has the fundamental task of making the artworks on display enjoyable, but indoors it performs many other functions as is also used to mark spaces, to highlight paths, and allow the reading of captions and graphics.
Lighting an Artwork represents one of the most important and most complete goals of the lighting design practice. It combines the theoretical knowledge of light science with the aesthetic sensibility necessary for the right interpretation of the pieces. The exhibition lighting also analyzes different project scales because it can be extended to the lighting of large and complex exhibition and also concentrate on lighting a minuscular artwork. It also invests different spheres of intervention, from the public one of the museums, to the organizational one of the temporary exhibitions, or even to the private one, including the art galleries and the houses of the collectors.
But illuminating well an artwork presupposes articulated and specific technical knowledge that is gained through years of experience and that cannot be learned by simply reading the common texts of lighting design books and magazines.
The purpose of the course is to transmit the knowledge learned over time by one of the most famous Italian Lighting Designers, Francesco Murano, which was acquired through the lighting of thousands of masterpieces created by the greatest Italian and foreign artists.
The workshop offers a collective experience that allows participants to follow the design process and the practical experimentation of the methods used to illuminate works of art.
The projects will be developed in the rooms of the Spazio Natta already set up with complete lighting systems. The workshop will end with the lighting of some works of art placed in the Pinacoteca of the Municipality of Como.
Wednesday, – Introduction to the argument – 8h
Thursday, – The lighting calculation – 8h
Friday, – The analysis of the exhibition space – 8h
Saturday, – The Lighting Project – 8h
Sunday, – The Drafting of the project – 8h
Monday, – The Project execution – 8h
Tuesday, – Guided tour to an Art exhibition (4h) and distribution of diplomas at Poli.Design (Milano Bovisa) in the afternoon.
Theory – General Concepts
The characteristics of the sources
The usable sources
The color temperature
The opening of the light beam
Lighting an artwork
Understanding of the critical approach adopted by the curator
Sharing of the exhibition project
The study of the exhibited works
The particular features of the exhibition space
The position, size and type of individual works
The captions and texts
The position of the tracks
Knowledge of lighting levels
The lighting systems supplied
The appliances supplied in the exhibition area
The lighting of the sculptures
Captions and texts lighting
Specific problems, how to avoid them and how to solve them
The reflections on dark paintings
Non-polarized glass reflections
The reflections of the cases
The shadows of the edges of the cases
The shadows of the frames on the paintings
The shadows of the frames on the walls
A painting and a drawing very close together
The walls on which the works are placed are light in color
The walls of the works have a glossy finish
Light creates shadows caused by display structures
The display structures cover the tracks
The tracks are not where they should be
There are no lighting systems
It is not possible to install any lighting system
The light beam is too narrow
The light beam is too wide
The light that hits the work is excessive
The light that hits the work is too hot or too cold
The aesthetic satisfaction
At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and Open Badge will be issued to the course issued by POLI.design
The course provides all the useful information to be able to illuminate an artwork, a temporary exhibition, a museum or a gallery and it is essential to check and verify that the lighting of the works is well executed.
The course is aimed at professionals in the Cultural and Museum Heritage sector, museum directors, exhibition curators, architects and exhibition designers, private collectors, local administrators responsible for cultural services but also to all those who want to learn about the golden rules and the best methods used to illuminate and enhance an artwork.
The cost of the course is € 1,750.00 + VAT.
* Partial exemptions of 20% on the partecipation fee for ASBAI members. Members must present a document certifying their membership registration.