- Lighting for Art -

Studio Peter Linde Busk

Realised: 2016
Project Type: lighting for art

Credits: Courtesy of the artist, Per Anders, Eric Tschernow


The artwork „You live by the sword, you die by the sword“ from the Danish artist Peter Linde Busk was first shown in a gallery in Copenhagen. The art piece is a lead glazing made out of antique glass. Originally it was meant to hang in front of a window.

After it was purchased by a private collector, we got approached to recreate the light situation under which they had viewed the art piece in the gallery but with artificial lighting. Our aim was to give the art piece the same feeling as if daylight would pass through. Analyzing the surrounding setting, which includes a yellow reflecting facade and outdoor lighting conditions such as time, day and season, we started to design a solution which would serve all these factors. On top of that, the solution had to be small due to little space inside the framing box.

Lighting tests helped us to see how we could bring out the details of the old colored glass at its best. Now, the art piece is evenly lit with diffused warm white LEDs and the owner is able to control the intensity of the lighting depending on the situation and personal preference.