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Residential art lighting can be that element that ties a display together. It is capable of bringing out the subtle touches and colors in any piece, and this will be essential if a homeowner wants their collection to be fully appreciated.

There are a number of approaches to illuminating a subject, but most of them are focused on picking out the subject with an intense wash of aimed illumination. However, the subject’s composition, shape and color will all have to be taken into consideration before picking a fixture.

Why Is Lighting Oil Paintings Different From Other Artwork?

For example, displaying a sculpture can be done with fixtures mounted to a pedestal or mounted on the ceiling or wall. For a small sculpture placed on a pedestal, small fixtures aimed up toward the sculpture are often sufficient. Larger sculptures need a more involved plan. For instance, a designer may place the fixtures behind the sculpture, directly above it, or at an angle away from the subject.

With paintings, residential art lighting like optical framing projectors, track fixtures or recessed fixtures (like eyeball lamps or wall washers), can all be set up for the display. Among these options, optical framing projectors usually provide the superior look, as they emit a powerful beam from a concealed spot. It’s an impressive effect that is customarily reserved for professional settings, so it is sure to impress both the homeowner and their guests.