GOODWILL ART GUIDE — Painting Light


ARTIFICIAL LIGHT



In painting the word light can refer to natural light, man-made light, and how light is portrayed in pictures. These images show paintings of artificially-lit scenes, and of artificial light itself. The notes and exercises examine how painters handle both subjects.
Since the Renaissance, artificial light has 'lit up' paintings. Old masters such as Rembrandt used candlelight and lanterns, and the Victorians had gaslight.
Electricity produced ever brighter and increasingly varied forms of illumination. Since the 20th century artists have been able to exploit coloured, neon, strip, spot and moving light. Nowadays, too, there are laser beams. And artists can make use of sudden light — like a shot from a flash-gun — to reveal figures surprised in some action.


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The 30 images and 41 pages in this e-book offer concise information, teaching ideas and the opportunity for fresh and creative thinking about the subject.

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LIST OF CONTENTS

PART I

Artistic elements of the subject
Looking, describing and comparing
Making and investigating - 1
Making and investigating - 2

PART 2
Goodwill’s guide to developing visual literacy
Exploring the basic elements in a work
Further advice for the teacher

PART 3 — LOOKING AT THE IMAGES

Anker, With the grandparents
Avy, Young ladies’ dance
Bonnard, Breakfast by lamplight
Clausen, Reading by lamplight
Cottingham, Orph
Degas, Dancer on the stage
Dufy, The electricity fairy
El Greco, Fabula
Fuseli, Lady Macbeth sleepwalking
Fuseli, The Weird Sisters
Hopper, Automat
Klimt, Pallas Athene
La Tour, The newborn child
Leonardo da Vinci, The virgin of the rocks
Magritte, The empire of lights
Nevinson, Bursting shell
O’Keefe, New York with moon
P & O Steamships, Princess Cruises
Pissarro, Boulevard Montmartre at night
Price’s Candles, The light of the home
Rembrandt, Faust
Richards, Airborne RASC
Severini, Expansion of light
Tarrant, Peter Pan’s party
Ter Brugghen, The concert
Van Gogh, Café at night
Van Honthorst, Christ before the high priest
Von Wedig, Evening meal
Vuillard, The card game
Wright, An experiment with an air pump