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Vintage Red Floor Lamp, Gina Vistosi

Vintage Red Floor Lamp

Gina Vistosi

Design - 66.1 x 10.6 x 8.3 inch

$3,648

Pair of Alfetta Table Lamps, Sergio Mazza

Pair of Alfetta Table Lamps

Sergio Mazza

Design - 10.2 x 9.8 x 36.6 inch

$1,502

Three Vintage Chandeliers, Carlo Nason

Three Vintage Chandeliers

Carlo Nason

Design - 36.6 x 34.6 x 8.3 inch

$1,287

Lampadaire à Double Balanciers - Métal Laqué Noir, Stilnovo

Lampadaire à Double Balanciers - Métal Laqué Noir

Stilnovo

Design - 73.6 x 10.2 x 8.7 inch

$4,077

Dominus move machine, O'clock

Dominus move machine

O'clock

Sculpture - 58.3 x 54.3 x 5.9 inch

$10,675

Monkey Lamp, Fat

Monkey Lamp

Fat

Design - 27.6 x 19.7 x 9.8 inch

$2,682

Tabacoff La lampe d'Aladin d'or  / Gold Aladin lamp, Boris Tabacoff

Tabacoff La lampe d'Aladin d'or / Gold Aladin lamp

Boris Tabacoff

Design - 11.8 x 5.9 x 1.6 inch

$10,193

Bitter Sweet (Moyenne lampe bleue et rose), Xanthe Somers

Bitter Sweet (Moyenne lampe bleue et rose)

Xanthe Somers

Design - 37 x 21.3 x 11 inch

$3,004

Bad boys, Sam Son

Bad boys

Sam Son

Design - 55.1 x 39.4 x 4.3 inch

$16,094

Playerz 3, Cinz

Playerz 3

Cinz

Sculpture - 41.3 x 13 x 13.8 inch

$1,019

Enfant aux joues jaunes, Eliane Larus

Enfant aux joues jaunes

Eliane Larus

Sculpture - 7.5 x 3.9 x 0.2 inch

$1,019

Bomba Blanca 4 -Wall Ceramic Sculpture with Gold and Copper Intervention, Jaime Avila

Bomba Blanca 4 -Wall Ceramic Sculpture with Gold and Copper Intervention

Jaime Avila

Sculpture - 20.5 x 5 x 5 inch

$4,500

Liberté pour les libres, Egalité pour les égaux, Fraternité pour les frères, Maja Bajevic

Liberté pour les libres, Egalité pour les égaux, Fraternité pour les frères

Maja Bajevic

Design - 38.2 x 110.2 inch

$42,916

Past Glories (Battersea Power Station), Michael Wallner

Past Glories (Battersea Power Station)

Michael Wallner

Design - 28.3 x 47.2 x 4.7 inch

$6,857

Chandelier Max Kruger-Berlin ca., Max Kruger

Chandelier Max Kruger-Berlin ca.

Max Kruger

Design - 31.5 x 25.2 x 25.2 inch

$10,193

Shitake, crazy mushrooms, Potchi Moopp

Shitake, crazy mushrooms

Potchi Moopp

Sculpture - 19.7 x 19.7 x 19.7 inch

$6,437

Chandelier Franz Haegele Schwintzer & Gräff Berlin ca., Franz Haegele

Chandelier Franz Haegele Schwintzer & Gräff Berlin ca.

Franz Haegele

Design - 45.3 x 20.5 x 20.5 inch

$9,442

Tête de Mickey blanc poli miroir, Gujuc

Tête de Mickey blanc poli miroir

Gujuc

Sculpture - 36.6 x 13.4 x 3.9 inch

$1,287

Bledi, Moi.

Bledi

Moi.

Painting - 28.7 x 36.2 x 0.8 inch

$1,717

Remembering Chikita: Lumalaban, Jay Nathan Jore

Remembering Chikita: Lumalaban

Jay Nathan Jore

Sculpture - 25.2 x 96.9 x 3.1 inch

$1,485

Remembering Chikita: Nadayon Diay, Jay Nathan Jore

Remembering Chikita: Nadayon Diay

Jay Nathan Jore

Sculpture - 25.2 x 96.9 x 3.1 inch

$1,485

Chemin Lumineux, Anne Ghez

Chemin Lumineux

Anne Ghez

Sculpture - 15 x 15.7 x 3.9 inch

$1,287

Sans titre, Arman

Sans titre

Arman

Painting - 31.9 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

$19,312

Megalopolis voice of o', O'clock

Megalopolis voice of o'

O'clock

Sculpture - 66.9 x 74.8 x 7.1 inch

$15,611

Piaf violet clair brillant, collection Toulouse, Valerie Marty

Piaf violet clair brillant, collection Toulouse

Valerie Marty

Sculpture - 7.1 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch

$311

Piaf violet brillant, collection Toulouse, Valerie Marty

Piaf violet brillant, collection Toulouse

Valerie Marty

Sculpture - 7.1 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch

$311

Hermès s'envole, S2Bart

Hermès s'envole

S2Bart

Sculpture - 51.2 x 11.8 x 11.8 inch

$3,862

Torre Valesca Time Lapse, Richard Heeps

Torre Valesca Time Lapse

Richard Heeps

Photography - 33.5 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch

$623

Galet, Etienne

Galet

Etienne

Sculpture - 7.9 x 7.1 x 2.8 inch

$9,656

Lighting

Lighting's primary purpose is to illuminate a space. It distributes, filters, and transforms light. This fixture is not necessarily the source of light, but rather, is a mechanism used to support a system, providing artificial light.

There is an array of fixtures under the header of lighting. This includes, but is not limited to, lamps and other mobile lighting objects, suspended lighting fixtures, and large floor-based lighting fixtures.

Light fixtures can be made from various materials. Traditionally, they are created out of metal, most specifically, brass and sheet metal. Others are made from porcelain and glass.

Amongst the various types of glass used is opal glass, which has a special place when evaluating glass light fixtures, as it is known for its particular effect on light diffusion. Opal glass was a beloved material for lighting designers, most specifically at the beginning of the 20th-century.

Lighting devices evidently changed over the decades, as a result of the progress of technological advancements. Beyond the evolution of lighting technology, these objects have also been transformed, heavily, by the designers behind their creation. Designers are quite often a product of their times, reflecting the style of the times, and such influences are typically seen in their designs. Lighting fixtures from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries mirror the movements that coincided at the same time… Movements such as Art Nouveau, Surrealism, and Art Deco heavily influenced designers of the time.

Light has also been a source of inspiration for many artists, whether in painting or sculpture. Think of the technique of chiaroscuro, for example, which allows artists to create intense contrast by playing with shadows. But the border between design objects and works of art is even thinner in the field of sculpture. For example, the creation of neon sculptures, as done by the artist Mary Jo McGonagle, is a perfect example of the multiple possibilities that light offers in art.

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