Lighting for sculptures

A game of light and shadow

Sculptures are spatially perceptible art objects whose impression of depth is to be emphasised by the lighting. Light and shadow serve to emphasise their surface and material quality, give them contour, and model them in the surrounding space. The position of the light source enhances the effect of curves and edges: for example, through the different character of vertical or horizontal shadows. A 30° angle of incidence is usually selected when illuminating three-dimensional art objects. Sculptures made of precious materials such as crystal glass, polished marble, or porcelain can be accentuated to great effect and brilliance by using different brightness levels and a high point luminance.

A calm overall impression

This desired spatial effect of three-dimensional exhibits influences the entire exhibition design. An exhibition area with several sculptures should be floodlit or illuminated by ceiling lighting. This creates diffuse room light, crafting a calm overall impression, and making all objects equally visible. A combination of soft overall lighting and individual, high-contrast lighting accents is ideal for art lighting in museums as they create a visually exciting, moving atmosphere and arouse visitors' interest.

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Inspirations for sculpture lighting

Products for sculpture lighting


basic recessed


adjustable flush round recessed

BO 55 / 70

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basic / focus

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Lighting that adapts


Like its namesake Pablo Picasso, our museum spotlight PABLO knows how to stage colours and shapes expressively. With a colour rendering index of CRI > 95 PABLO illuminates works of art and exhibits with true colour and authentic originality. It also adapts flexibly to ever-changing exhibition spaces. As its light colour and intensity can be controlled, the character of the lighting changes with each new spatial setting.

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