Gradient fill as Background for Plot

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg89594] Gradient fill as Background for Plot*From*: lehin.p at gmail.com*Date*: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 05:29:13 -0400 (EDT)

Hello, I wish Plot to have gradient fill background (from right bottom to left top the fill color becomes lighter). I hope there is simple solution but I did not find in the Documentation any example for this. I have found a simple nice solution for uniform fill: Plot[-1/x, {x, -1, 0}, Background -> Lighter[Yellow, .8]] But I have not find how to make gradient fill. Does anyone know a solution? P.S. More commonly, I would like to know (if it is possible) how I can specify any arbitrary (may be piecewise) function for filling the Background.