Olafur Eliasson: Rainbow at the Israel Museum
Posted by Avital Pinnick on February 29, 2012
I took this photo in the “Route of Passage” entrance hall of the Israel Museum. I liked the way it reflected off the floor tiles. The photo is more effective against a black background. I took the photo with a 50mm lens, having left my zoom lens in the locker because I wasn’t planning to take photos in the museum itself. (I did manage to sketch a lot of pagan statues and amulets, a Christian zoomorphic lamp, and a splendid demonic mask.) The work measures 50 x 8 feet.
Olafur Eliasson‘s installation, “Whenever the Rainbow Appears” (2010), comprises 300 individual paintings comprising the spectrum of colours visible to the human eye (more information on this commission at ArtDaily.) Born in 1967, Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic sculptor, best known for his large-scale installations in public spaces. He will be exhibiting at the London 2012 Olympics (slideshow of his work). For current and archived news articles about Eliasson, see his topic page in the New York Times.
Short video of “The Weather Project” at the Tate in London.