Cole, Thomas B.
October 2011
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/26/2011, Vol. 306 Issue 16, p1739
Academic Journal
The article discusses the oil on canvas "Street Light," by Italian painter Giacomo Balla. The streetlights at the Piazza Termini in Rome in the 1900s was the inspiration for the painting. Balla's concept for the painting was based on a concentric spray of multicolored fragments of light. A brief profile of Balla is provided. A discussion on the optical effects of staring intensely at white light as the basis for the fragmented colors in the painting is provided.


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