Light and Shadow


For the artistic expression in visual art the interplay between light and shadow has always been essential. In New York I could experience that interplay very intensely. In the early Evening I discovered this motive at the Highline (W 30th St/10th Ave). The shadowy iron construction of the Highline sets the frame for the buildings that absorb the orange hue of the evening sun. The sky hints at dusk, announcing the approaching night. It sets an almost romantic mood. The construction site creates a lively contrast to the stark geometry of the Highline, and together with the street creates a clear line between the foreground and the background. Furthermore it acts as a symbol for the the constant reinvention of this city.The motive of office buildings near broadway, too, lives through the strong contrast between light and shadow.


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