>immersion through light: A Study on Achieving a Sensual Immersion According to Monet’s Painting Principles
The aim of this research was to investigate the performance of immersive spaces,
in relation to the employment of light in order to create this feeling. Contemporary
digital environments were examined against historical examples, where painted light
techniques manipulate the observer’s perception.
For the purposes of this analysis, the immersive qualities of the ‘Nymphéas Water
Lilies’ painting series by Claude Monet was examined, with particular emphasis in
the employment of light as the primary subject of depiction. The techniques employed
by the painter were analysed in relation to the observer’s visual perception, where
light, colour, framing, image size and presentation context all contribute to creating
a sensual and immersive experience to the viewer.
‘Immersion through Light: A Study on Achieving a Sensual Immersion According to Monet’s