Thursday, May 3, 2012

your rainbow panorama by Olafur Eliasson

Like a rainbow!  Olafur Eliasson is a brilliant Danish-Icelandic artist who was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1967.  He has established himself in the art world and has become known for his sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such a s light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience.  Olafur Eliasson has done a tremendous amount of work and this one in particular intrigues me. 

In 2007 Eliasson's idea to an art work which could complete ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Aarhus got chosen among five other proposals in a bidding process by a panel of judges. Eliasson's artwork called “Your rainbow panorama” consists of circular, 150 feet long and three feet wide circular corridor made of glass in every color imaginable. The colorful masterpiece has a diameter of 52 meters and is mounted on slender pillars 3.5 meters above the museum's roof. The artwork is at night lighted up from inside by spotlights in the floor. The artwork cost 60 million Danish kroner to build. Construction of the artwork began in May 2009 and was completed in May 2011. 

check him out HERE

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