• Interior of the Second Coal Exchange, London, England, c. 1808

  • Thus will my poor little poem lead you to learn:
    one fact will light up the next; night will not blind you
    nor rob you of the way: you’ll see straight through
    to the ends of Being, as truths light lamps for truth.

    —  Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, c. 55 BCE (via mbelt)

  • Helen Pashgian, Light Invisible at LACMA, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

  • George InnessThe Home of the Heron, 1893

  • George Inness, Moonrise, 1887

  • Abelardo Morell, “Down the Rabbit Hole" from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 1998-2012

  • There is the house whose people sit in darkness; dust is their food and clay their meat. They are clothed like birds with wings for covering, they see no light, they sit in darkness. I entered the house of dust and I saw the kings of the earth, their crowns put away forever; rulers and princes, all those who wore kingly crowns and ruled the world in the days of old.

    —  Enkidu in N.K. Sandars vs. Anonymous AkkadiansThe Epic of Gilgamesh, c. 2500 / 2100 BCE

  • Hilden & Diaz, Forms in Nature, 2012

  • Bearth & Deplazes, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Marktoberdorf, Germany, 2001

  • Lord Aeck Sargent vs. Edbrooke & Burnham, Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA, 1889 / 1997

  • Lord Aeck Sargent + Sottile & SottileSCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, 2010

  • Robert Mallet-Stevens, Villa Cavrois, Croix, France, 1932 (via mabulle)

  • Tristan Al-Haddad, Ruptures in Running Bond, Boston, MA, 2010

    "Ruptures in Running Bond transforms the existing apertures in the brick walls of the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts into a serious of modulated penetrations which transform the ‘southern exposure’ of the building into a series of ‘light vectors’, pulling the natural light through the wall and into the space during the day and drawing artificial light out of the gallery and into the city at night." He used thermoplastic vacuum forming to mold flat plastic sheets into light-grabbing tubes that illuminate the interior of the gallery.

  • Miki Kato-Starr, Drifting Minds, 2014

  • Ivan Kudriashev, Luminescence, 1926 (via rosswolfe)