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Adolf Luther


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Adolf Luther
April 1912born in Uerdingen
from 1938Studied law at the University of Bonn
1943Doctorate to Dr. jur.
from 1942dedication to painting
1957abandonment of the profession as a judge in favor of art
since 1958examination of the influences of light in its energetic-optical properties
since the beginning of the 1970swork with laser beams
1972integrations for the Olympic Games in Munich
1979Professor title awarded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
1989Establishment of the Adolf Luther Foundation
Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
1990Honorary citizenship of the city of Krefeld
September 1990died in Krefeld
 
 Adolf Luther was a member of the Deutscher Künstlerbund (German Artists' Association)
Adolf Luther is considered one of the main representatives of light kinetic art. Around 1960, working with the material glass, he found his way to the subject of light and dematerialization, or light as a design factor in space, which was to become decisive for his further work. In particular, he used concave mirrors to achieve light refraction and reflection effects. Luther's concave mirror objects reflect light and outlines of the surroundings and break up the reflections into different facets through their angular shape. The framework structure, which is permeable on all sides, intensifies the play with light. The immaterial becomes an integral part of the sculpture, whose constructive-stringent formalization has an abstracting effect on the spatial impression.
 
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