Cuppetelli and Mendoza: The Art of Interference

_ “Pictures that attack the eye” was the explaining headline of a feature on Op-art in the Time Magazine published on October 23, 1964. “Preying and playing on the fallibility in vision is the new movement of “optical art” that has sprung up across the Western world. No less a break from abstract expressionism than pop art, op art is made tantalizing, eye-teasing, even eye-smarting by visual researchers using all the ingredients…” were the opening lines and in fact, Op-art compositions create a sort of visual tension in the viewer’s mind that evoke the illusion of space and movement.

Bettina Pelz: Statt Leinwand: Staub, Stoff, Kubaturen

_ Vom 22. bis 24. März 2018 fand in Köln die erste Edition des internationalen Licht Kunst Projektes COLLUMINA statt. Über den Stadtraum verteilt waren 18 Kunstwerke zu sehen, die alle Licht als Bildmedium und eine Vielzahl von Materialien wie Staub, Glas, Gewebe oder Kubaturen als Bildanzeigen einsetzten. Die Initiative ging vom Haus der Stiftungen aus, die Projektleitung lag bei Ralf Seippel.

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Light in Fine Art

_ Contemporary light artworks are characterized by the reflected use of physical light. They explore light as a medium of display, of imaging or of perception. Artistic practices include darkness and shadow images, translucent materials, light-reflecting pigments and illuminated canvases, light filters and all kinds of requisites, displays of light sources and all types of projections.

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