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Let it Shine—Expert Tips for Lighting Art in Your Home

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She points out that tracking systems, which automatically direct lighting on to an artwork, even if it moves, “offer flexibility and are particularly popular with clients who rotate their artworks.” On the other hand, while small aperture spotlights can direct light on to the artwork and illuminate most of its surface, “the angle needs to be right, otherwise you run the risk of casting long shadows or creating glare. Similarly, large paintings can be very difficult to light, in which case you might have to use wall washers to bathe the wall—and the hangings on it—in light.”

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