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5 things to consider when displaying fine art on superyachts

5 things to consider when displaying fine art on superyachts

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Too much light can damage a yacht’s artwork

Lighting is all-important, both directional and ambient. As on land, photography, watercolours and drawings need to be protected from natural light, so frame them using a highly protective anti-glare, anti-reflective glass and hang works away from direct light sources. Raffaele Costa, owner of Sea Force One, uses carefully deployed lighting aboard his yacht to ensure maximum impact with minimum damage.

However, aside from avoiding harmful UV rays, light can also play a key role in the way your art is displayed and viewed. "To create perfect illumination of the colours in the artwork a specific LED light system in the appropriate range of colours is necessary," advises Milan Salcedo. "Due to the limited ceiling height in a yacht we highly recommend working with an interior designer early on in the process."

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