Exhibition “Picasso and Maternity”
Hotel-Dieu, Le Puy-en-Velay
Lighting scheme and commissioning for this major exhibition, with paintings, photographs and drawings coming from major Picasso museums throughout Europe.
All the lighting has been done with existing material, halogen contour spotlights on tracks with framing attachments.
Some very sensitive works were to be displayed, so extra caution had to be taken regarding illuminance levels. Also, specific care was provided on glare avoidance and visual confort for the visitors.
The contemporary architecture lets a lot of natural light in. Lighting sensors on DALI allow a nice control of artificial light.
Wall-washers are used to provide uniform background of light on the walls. Accents are provided where necessary with spotlights with various optics.
One type of spotlight is used only, with accessories and optics, allowing maximum flexibility for different exhibitions (the museum has the most important collection of contemporary art in France, it’s policy is to regularly change the works presented).
Lighting design, control scheme and scenarios
Electrician and programming: Ameo Project master: council of St Etienne Métropole.
New lighting system for exhibition spaces on this museum which has an important photography collection.
It was decided to go with spotlights on tracks for more flexibility. All the system was designed on DALI architecture, for better light control. All the rooms were equipped with presence detection and lighting sensors.
Wall-washer spotlights provide general uniform lighting on the walls, enhancing notion of space with vertical lighting. They also provide a neutral background, allowing a nice perception of the works presented. Used alone, the wall-washers provide soft light and contribute to define a nice and quiet atmosphere in the rooms.
Some accent lighting is provided where necessary by spotlights equipped with proper reflectors. Specific works can then be enhanced, and volumes are more accurately shaped.
Lighting design, specification of control scenarios
Electrician: Loizeau (groupe Brunet) Lighting control: Idomys Project Master: council of La Roche-sur-Yon.
Spotlights on tracks: Flexible, easy to configure.
A totally new lighting scheme can be easily created at each new exhibition.
Only one type of spotlight is referenced, which makes it easy to manage. Different beams can be obtained with removable optics.
Lighting control with DALI: Each spotlight can be individually programmed (luminous flux) with a smartphone/tablet on a dedicated WiFi network.