The lighting of easel paintings

Authored by: Jim Druzik , Stefan Michalski

Conservation of Easel Paintings

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367023799
eBook ISBN: 9780429399916
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Light transmits information as energy interacting with materials, but light has a ‘dark side’ when those same interactions involve change and alteration. Light is the great teacher, the great creator, and it is the great destroyer. When one considers a choice in lighting that enhances the enjoyment of the painting, one must consider as well the trade-offs in damage that will occur to that same cherished painting.

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