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The University of Vermont Medical Center Online Art Collection

Illuminate

 

We all have a strong emotional connection to light. The type of light during a particular experience will influence our mood and our sense of wellbeing. The glow of a campfire creating warmth and togetherness, the romanticism of a sunset, or the uneasiness of the clouds darkening the sky before a storm, are all examples of how light plays a role in our daily lives.  Artists use and manipulate light in a variety of ways to give shape and form to a subject as well as create a dramatic effect. How an artist applies light to a work will impact the sense of harmony or imbalance we feel when looking at a particular piece of work. Each of the artists in this exhibition applies light in particularly effective ways to create emotional connections in their work.

Fullness of Summer Contrast

Rory Jackson, Fullness of Summer

 

How might you describe what you see?

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Lake Champlain Botanical   #3

Mary Zompetti, Lake Champlain Botanical #3

 

 

 

What do you think the source of the light is for this particular piece?

Does the light in the piece feel warm or cold?

How might you describe what you see?

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Tar Sands Tonglen

Cameron Davis, Tar Sans Tonglen

 

 

How does the light direct your attention in this work?

What does the light make you feel about the subject of the work?

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What does the light tell you about this picture?

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Distant Lights

Douglas Biklen, Distant Lights

 

How is the light different from one piece to another?

What do you think the source of light is in this image?

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Uplift

Cameron Schmitz, Uplift

 

What does this image remind you of or make you think about?

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Mama Duck

Clark Derbes, Mama Duck

 

 

What are some feelings the artist might be trying to convey through the light in this painting?

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Illuminate