Lumen brings together works from Norwich Castle’s collection of modern and contemporary art to explore how artists engage with ideas around light.
Light impacts us in a wide range of ways. It is a spectrum that enables us to experience colour in different ways depending on the viewer, location and conditions; it distinguishes night and day – underpinning many of the rhythms at the core of our lives. And it has metaphorical implications embedded within language, referencing clearness and insight.
On display are 25 works exploring these themes, by artists including Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol, and Patrick Hughes, as well as recently acquired works by Bruce Lacey and Eva Rothschild.
Image: Patrick Hughes, An Artist Wields a Painter’s Brush, 1974 © courtesy the artist