Prof. Univ. Dr. Arch., Officier des Arts et des Lettres
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10 / 2015
Light in Art
This article sets the main differences between the Western approaches and the Oriental approaches on the use and of the role of light and darkness in art. Through history, we will observe how the main art school traditions, playing with light in Europe while they deeply use darkness in Asia, constitute models, which created a way of thinking and using light in ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary architecture. An analysis of the use of mat, brilliance and transparency in both schools will emphasize their fundamental opposition in the way “light” is rendered or used.
Keywords: digital humanities, distant reading, macroanalysis, literary history, cantitative study, hermeneutics