Fundamentals of Art and Design 3(1+2)

Lesson 10 :LIGHTING


Light as an element of design should be used for visual comfort and to achieve desirable emotional responses. Factors related to visual comfort are those, which enable one to see easily, accurately and in comfort. Emotional responses are influenced by the manner in which light has been used to communicate ideas about color, texture, shape, form and line.

Light is a utilitarian/functional one, which is considered as an element of art and can also be used very effectively for the purpose of decoration. Decorative lighting are dramatic, attractive and creates a cheerful atmosphere. Light and color are as inseparable as space and form. Without light there is no color, and light is always colored. Good lighting can make a house warm and friendly, lively or restful. Bad lighting results in a dreary or glaring interior and can be dangerous.

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