Quadrature Nimbii

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1996
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As an effort to create a more welcoming atmosphere at One Judiciary Square, a home to D.C. government, artist Val Lewton was commissioned by the DCCAH to create a painting for the foyer ceiling. Val’s work, entitled “Quadrature Nimbii” and which features shapes of buildings silhouetted against clouds and sky, reinforces a spatial illusion that contributes to a feeling of openness. The lighting, which is incorporated into the art work, also helps to enliven the area. The ceiling is no longer a typical bland white, and government employees and visitors alike can enjoy this Sistine Chapel-like ambiance as they walk through the foyer. The importance of art in D.C. life as well as the intertwined nature of D.C. government and art is symbolized by “Quadrature Nimbii.”

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DCArts
Location

Inside One Judiciary Square, at 441 4th St NW (near E St).

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