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As a visual artist working with natural light I am inspired by sudden impressions of light, moments I never forget.

ronchampsNotre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp

spitsbergen
The Light of Svalbard.

abusimbel
Temple of ASbu Simbel, Egypt
chartres
Cathedral of Chartres, France
chitzen itza
Temple of Chitzen Itza, Mexico
kalkar
Israel
bijzonder licht
Renesse Zeeland
bijzonder licht
Special light, Amsterdam
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antwerpen
Factory Building, Antwerpen
turrell
Tadao Ando Naoshima

Havengebouw, het IJ ,Amsterdam
Ladakh, India
het ij
Het IJ, Amsterdam
Kahn
Louis Kahn
Israel
Israel

Wadden

Toetanchamon

Rembrandt
Renesse, Zeeland Viaduct Railway Station Amsterdam

James Turrell Kijkduin
kunstmuseum den haag
Kunstmuseum Den Haag
bali
Bali
vermeer
Johannes Vermeer
rothko
Rothko
rotterdam
Rotterdam
oosterwolde
Oostvaarder
Haren
Haren

Inpiration

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.