Sir John Soane wielded light so successfully that it may as well have been another building material. This exhibition will explore how Soane utilised light, not just through the shapes and ornamentation of his architectural compositions, but also by implementing tools such as top lighting, grilles, coloured glass and mirrors.
“Lumière Mystérieuse. Soane and the Architecture of Light”
19 June – 8 September, 2019
Sir John Soane’s Museum
13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London
Together these devices allowed Soane to form lighting effects, as well as effects of shadow and gloom, which dramatically impact the way we experience his work.
Installed in the Museum’s galleries, the exhibition will illustrate how Soane created various lighting effects and moods by showcasing original drawings alongside the objects, such as stained glass and mirrors, which Soane used to transform the experience of his spaces.
This exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of David and Molly Lowell Borthwick.