- The clear Light of Svalbard, Spitsbergen, Norway
- The light of Patagonia, South America
- The light in the Cathedral of Chartres , France.
- The Dutch Light of Zeeland, Netherlands
- The chapel of Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamps, France by Le Corbusier, architect
- The Festival of light in the temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt
- The striking Light of the Sea of Iceland
- Volcano's and Light of Iceland
- The Tower of the Winds by Toyo Ito, architect
- A beam of sunlight entering the Mausoleum of Qalaun, Cairo, Egypt
- Sunlight in a Barn in Kalkar, Germany
- The beautiful Light of Ladakh, India
- Light at the vast Dutch sky of the Harbour of Amsterdam, het IJ.
- Light through a window in Factory Montevideo Antwerp, Belgium.
- The the First Unitarian Church and School, Rochester by Louis Kahn, architect.
- Light in the Mollusk church, Deventer, Netherlands by Aldo van Eyck, architect.
- The light in the Monastery of Tourettes, France by Le Corbusier, architect.
- Meditation Space Unesco Building Paris, France by Tadao Ando, architect.
- Light reflections Tutankhamon in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt.
- The beautiful light of Israel
- Light reflections below a Viaduct in Amsterdam
- Light on the woman with jug by Johannes Vermeer, Dutch painter
- Light and the early self portraits of Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch painter
- The light works of James Turrell, visual artist.
- The clear Dutch light of the Wadden Sea North Netherlands
- The Light of Bali
As a visual artist working with natural light I am inspired by sudden impressions of light, moments I never forget. Some of them just happen; a sudden beam of light penetrating a slit in the curtains of my room. Some happen in landscapes, sunsets and sun rising. Some happen visiting important buildings of mankind such as Stonehenge in England, the pyramid of Chitzen Itza in Mexico, the temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt. Special light experiences occur visiting buildings by famous architects as Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Tadao Ando etc. Light experiences are the focus of the works by visual artists as James Turrell, Maria Nordmann.
See my website:
Joost van Santen, Light and Daylight Art in Architecture and Sculpture
'A miracle (what else can you call it): the sun rose today at three fourteen a.m. and will set tonight at one past eight.'
from a poem by Vislava Szymborska.