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    Light Symphonies

    Thomas Wilfred

    12:00 - 19:00



    With his Lumia instruments that created compositions from electrical, mechanical, and reflective elements, the American light artist Thomas Wilfred (1889-1968) created a new art form at the crossroads between technology and modern art. The light paintings he composed – meditative, northern lights-like color symphonies –, and which he presented quietly without musical accompaniment, earned him a place in the Museum of Modern Art, New York as part of the exhibition “15 Americans” in 1952 together with Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.


    Biography Thomas Wilfred

    Thomas Wilfred (born Richard Edgar Løvstrøm, 1889–1968) was a musician, light artist, and inventor. He studied painting and lyric poetry in Paris. Beginning in 1905, he experimented with light and coined the term “Lumia” for artworks made with light.