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Joost van Santen 'Light and Daylight'

In ' Light and Daylight' Joost van Santen describes the way he experiences light,
seeing landscapes, architecture and works of art
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iceland Iceland

Inspiration

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.

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