For centuries artists have displayed their technical virtuosity by composing scenes in which light penetrates the darkness, i.e. nocturnal light - a natural source of illumination from the moon, stars or firelight. And from March 4th through July 23rd, 2017, the Phippen Museum will proudly present
By the Light of the Moon
, a very special exhibition featuring artwork that captures the mysterious light and shadow cast in an ever changing night sky.
In particular, this exhibition demonstrates in fascinating detail how artists represent light to convey a wide range of moods: from the poetic and serene to the dark and ominous. Artists have depicted beams of silvery moonlight shimmering across clouds, rivers and trees, and, in creating these moonlit scenes, have also explored the landscape's potential for drama and mystery through both vivid and stark contrasts of light and dark.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.