Transclucence, Luminescence, and Shadow in art

The use of light and shadow in Christian Boltanski and Shimon Attie’s work adds a haunting quality for the viewer. Both artists convey the subject matter of memory, death, and afterlife with a subtlety and grace. Boltanski’s use of candlelight adds a warmth, whereas the on-site projections of Attie’s changes the viewers experience of each place.

Christian Boltanski:

Shimon Attie:

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