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In a good light

Samuel Cooper, the 17th century artist who painted the infamous portrait of Oliver Cromwell, is generally acknowledged as the greatest painter of the wart in the history of art. One art historian claimed that seen in the right light and close up ‘it’s all white and flaky – absolutely repulsive.’ That academic might be one of the few not to appreciate German light manufacturer Betec Licht’s Angulus picture lights – recently awarded the 66th annual GOOD DESIGN award from the Chicago Athenaeum in the US. With the minimalist luminaire fully adjustable, available in brass, bronze or chrome, and with different arm configurations, its revealingly level spread of light is as likely to show your bad side as your good.

 

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