Light as (is) Art


 Yesterday in my post, I wrote about Einstein and Jesus.Today I am writing about Einstein and light. He was fascinated by light. At age 16, he analyzed light and asked questions like: What would a sunbeam look like if you could run alongside it? If light were a wave, would the sunbeam appear stationary like a frozen beam? His questions caused him to study and experiment. Eventually, he helped develop the Quantam Theory of Light.It is too deep for me, but I want to wade through it to try to unravel a bit-if for no other reason than just to understand the Light of the Word more. I am sure there are comparasions that will be enlightening and spine tingling?

Light enthralls me too. It captivates. I know little about it, except that it draws, uplifts, warms, cheers, and mesmerizes. Light brutally reveals flaws, and overwhelming light conceals flaws. Fascinating how light has the power to reveal or conceal, depending on the intensity.

Most artists and photographers will tell you that the light in art is more important than the subject. The artist’s ability to transfer the reality of light onto the canvas is what makes art outstanding and timeless.

It doesn’t matter the medium or time period or subject. The most important facet of art is the depiction of light. The first impressionistic artists like Monet and Manet made the creation of light a science. Who hasn’t been mesmermized by their tiny dots and waves of light dancing on water or flooding a Parisian street?


Their art makes me just want to see more… more light on anything.


Thomas Kinkaid  is a modern artist known as the “Painter of Light.”

 Look at this painting by Scottish artist, Gina Wright. Amazing how captivating the evening light is.The depiction of light is the gift of the artist. Some have that gift more abundantly than others. The subject matter fades away, disappears as the light commands-demands-draws all the attention.


Light draws like a magnet. Without light there is no art. What about modern American impressionist, Leonard Wren? It is all about light.


How about my favorite artist of all time, modern abstract artist, Yoram Raanan (painting at the top and below)? To contemplate his art is to take flight to luminous, celestial spheres.Grab a drink, sit down, and call up the art of Israeli artist, Yoram Raanan.

Fasten your seat belt and take a journey into the light. You may find yourself riding a sunbeam like Einstein.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeremy says:

    “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.” – St Francis

    I love the post!

  2. Bonnie says:

    Thanks, Jeremy.

    “We had our dreams come true. Like a sunbeam from a clouded sky, came permission for us to come to Canada, a free country.” Marianne Echt, written in 1942, at the age of 16, after escaping Poland in 1939.

  3. emma Rudolph says:

    Bonnie this is a beautiful article. Really enjoyed reading it.

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