The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Thomas Wilfred - Light Art

Website about Thomas Wilfred - light art

Thomas Wilfred [Danish-American; 1889 - 1968] was a pioneer in developing what he called Lumia, the art of light.

"A Wilfred Lumia work is a composition of light, color, and form which changes slowly with time. It exhibits a very wide range of light intensity and a broad spectrum of delicate colors and shapes. These are extremely difficult to record and impossible to "play back" with fidelity, even using a high quality monitor. Thus you cannot experience the full, almost visceral, impact of his work unless you see it in person.

Unfortunately, there are only approximately 35 of his works in existence and these are rarely displayed publicly. So here we attempt to convey, however feebly, some "feel" for the exquisite beauty of Wilfred's work by presenting a selection of "freeze frame" views from his compositions.

Eugene Epstein"

Image and Animations online
Opus 61 images

See the freeze-frame images from Opus 161, "Untitled," 1965/66. The penultimate work produced by Wilfred before his death. 125 x 79 cm.
Opus 61 Album
View Opus 61 animation

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Animation using images from Thomas Wilfred's Opus 161 produced by Centre Pompidou, Paris