“Simbolismo” exhibition in Italy


TRI-R lighting partner at Milan Palazzo Reale “Simbolismo” exhibition in Italy.

Thanks to its performance, TRI-R has been chosen to illuminate several key masterpieces of the exhibition “Symbolism. Art in Europe from the Belle Époque to the Great War” – Milan Palazzo Reale, Italy, 3rd February – 5th June 2016. It’s curated by Fernando Mazzocca and Claudia Zevi, in partnership with Michel Draguet, sponsored by the Municipality of Milan-Culture, and produced by 24 ORE Cultura – 24 ORE Group and Arthemisia Group.

Five of the most representative and significant works have been selected to be illuminated by TRI-R from among over 100 exhibits of paintings, sculptures and graphics. These include: L’Elu (The Chosen One) by Ferdinand Hodler, Il Peccato (The Sin) by Franz Von Stuck, Le vergini savie e le vergini stolte (The Wise Virgins and the Foolish Virgins) by Giulio Aristide Sartorio, La Giovinezza (Youth) by Giorgio Kienerk e La primavera classica (Classical Spring) by Galileo Chini. The exhibition lighting design is by architect Francesco Murano e the lighting appliances are by Rimani Italian company.

The role of TRI-R in illuminating these significant works has been crucial in allowing their intensity and bright colours to be appreciated, as well as, in some cases, the richness of their frames, as Kumpei Kobayashi, president of Toshiba Materials and advocate of the TRI-R project, points out. “The colour brightness has been substantially increased in all five canvases illuminated with TRI-R, without unpleasant changes in any of the dominant colour hues. This is the result of TRI-R’s continuous spectrum, without spikes or absence of specific colours, as seen in the pale blue hue of the angels’ garments in Ferdinand Hodler’s “L’eletto” (The Chosen One), and the beautiful golden altarpiece in Giulio Aristide Sartorio’s “Le vergini savie e le vergini stolte” (The Wise Virgins and the Foolish Virgins). The multicolour vibrancy, particularly of the purple in Galileo Chini’s “La Primavera classica” (Classical Spring), is also notable.

TRI-R’s contribution to the lighting project was thus fundamental, as lighting designer Francesco Murano points out. “The technique of mixing colour temperatures enhances the apparent luminance of the works and, in simple terms, the paintings appear to be much more illuminated than they really are because the colours are brighter. The mixture of colour temperatures, however, must also take into account the colour rendering index, that is, the colours must not be misrepresented by the mixture itself. This isn’t always possible with “normal” LEDs but, instead, with TRI-R, a very high colour rendering index of 97 was maintained.”



IL SIMBOLISMO – Arte in Europa dalla Belle Epoque alla Grande Guerra –


Location : Palazzo Reale Piazza Duomo 12 20122 Milano

Date : 3rd February – 5th June 2016

   Lunedì 14.30 – 19.30

   Martedì, mercoledì, venerdì e domenica 9.30 – 19.30

   Giovedì e sabato 9.30 – 22.30

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