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>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 Painting Principles

London, 2012