New Getty exhibit is a light in the dark

"Radiant Darkness: The Art of Nocturnal Light" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 22.

This exhibition explores the representation of light in darkness by artists from the 15th to the 17th century. In addition to examining the technical means and visual strategies implemented by artists to portray nocturnal light, the exhibition investigates the myriad symbolic, religious, and political implications of the imagery.