Works of art that involve shadows and silhouettes:
- László Moholy-Nagy, Lichtrequisit (1923-30)
- Nicolas Schöffer, Schöffer in front of his sculpture “Le Prisme” (1965) (circa 1970)
- Richard Tuttle, 44th Wire Piece (1972): a series where the artist actually traces the wire's shadow on the wall with pencil.
- Kara Walker, The End of Uncle Tom and the Grand Allegorical Tableau of Eva in Heaven (1995): Walker is known for her racially-charged silhoutte landscape murals, often in panorama view. Her later work projected viewers' shadows on the walls with light projectors.
- Aaron Douglas, An Idyll of the Deep South, Aspects of Negro Life Series (1934): a mural painter from Harlem Renaissance who designed figures as silhouettes, often layering different value shades of the same color (and of course, from a design p.o.v. the silhouette has a long standing in its reduction of figure/ground to positive and negative space, but sophisticated have been deployed to overcome that, and Kara Walker actually plays off it and makes the figure's form ambiguous, the space as well.)
- Susan Kae Grant, Connected by Blood (2009): the artist experiments with R.E.M. sleep, and makes these complex strange surreal photographs, layering shadow upon shadow.
- Carl Theodor Dreyer, Vampyr (1932): more known in film history than in art history, but the shadow work is this "existential" horror film is exceptional, and it later influenced artists like the Quaye Brothers.
- Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Real Life Is Rubbish (2002)
- Diet Wiegman, Regarded from two sides (1984)
- Bruce Nauman, Shadow Puppet Spinning Head (1990)
- Daito Manabe, LED Shadow Dance (youtube video) (2007)
- Olafur Eliasson, Notion Motion (2005) (Youtube video)
- Andreas Kauppi, Strange Days (photography series) (2009)
- Anila Quayyum Agha, Intersections (2013)
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