Light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself the revelation.
James Turrell

A Thing of Beauty

A Thing of Beauty

May 7, 2022-- "When the artist James Turrell was a young boy, his grandmother gave him some advice about what to do in the meetings they would attend as a Quaker family: "go inside, and greet the light". Her words appear to have struck something of a chord. Today, Turrell is virtually synonymous with light art and his work is often discussed in terms of engendering sublime experiences and representing a spiritual 'inner' light, as well as in terms of the science of light and our perception of it. This article describes one of his few permanent exhibits, where crowds gather at dusk every Monday and Saturday at a cemetery in Berlin to witness a mesmerising interplay of light and colour." (1651 reads)


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