What started in 2011 with Picasso’s "Master Drawings" has continued with works by the likes of Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Henri Matisse and Emil Nolde. This year the Municipal Museum in the German town of Lindau hosted an exhibition for another great artist: the avant-garde painter-poet Paul Klee. Zumtobel has supported the exhibitions since 2012 with an ARCOS lighting solution, helping put the works of these great artists in exactly the right light.
ARCOS spotlights designed by David Chipperfield have been used to realise sophisticated lighting scenarios at the museum. The artworks on show are selectively highlighted by the sensitive and high-precision ARCOS LED spotlight system. At the same time, the product itself makes an impression with its minimalist design and clear lines. Yet at the same time this holistic lighting solution in no way detracts from the actual exhibits. On the contrary, the exhibits are pushed into the foreground, with their effect reinforced by the both the light and the architecture. The combination of pure design and high flexibility guarantees a complete and effective lighting solution that can be individually adapted to suit the needs of different exhibitions.
This summer ARCOS spotlights from Zumtobel have been used to illuminate the works of Paul Klee (1879 – 1940). The Swiss-German artist has gained worldwide fame as a leading exponent of the avant-garde style from the last century. His creations are shaped by immense artistic fantasy and the tireless pursuit of harmony in colour.
Klee experimented with different techniques and developed a distinctive language of imagery that was often accompanied by a proverbial ironic wink. His works now occupy a key place in the history of modern art.
With works from private European collections, museums and art foundations, the exhibition "Between Heaven and Earth. The Imagery of Paul Klee" offered a broad insight into the fascinating work of this prominent artistic personality.
Thanks to its sophisticated lighting technology and excellent colour rendering, ARCOS provided a perfect setting for all kinds of works from Paul Klee, while also fulfilling conservation requirements by delivering UV-free and IR-free light that treats exhibits with the utmost care.