MAKING YOUR ART SHINE: LIGHTING TECHNIQUES TO SPOTLIGHT YOUR MASTERPIECES
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Lighting artwork, especially mosaics that may be composed of various materials, can be tricky but there are a few basic rules to make your masterwork shine.
Before considering your lighting options, you should ensure that any paintings are placed away from windows as ultraviolet rays can cause fading and discoloration. Marble Tile Mosaics on the other hand won’t fade even if placed outside.
The first factor to consider is, do you wish to put the spotlight on the artwork to make it a focal point or your priority is to have a well-lit room and have the artwork just be an element of your decor. If your priority is for the painting to be a centerpiece, you want to avoid a “flat” effect by using only diffuse lights. Instead chose the most important spots in your room and add some accent lights to add atmosphere to your space. Your artwork can be one of these “accents” or be framed by these spots of lights as in the example below.