Sun Therapy

Olafur Eliasson‘s installation in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern:

The Weather Project, Olafur Eliasson, 2003. Photo by Dan Chung

The Weather Project, Olafur Eliasson, 2003. Photo by Dan Chung

The Weather Project, Olafur Eliasson, 2003.

The Weather Project, Olafur Eliasson, 2003.

“In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape.”
Text from Tate

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The Impressionist

By Adelia Prado

On one occasion,
my father painted the whole house
a brilliant orange.
We lived for a long time in a house,
as he said himself,
eternally dawning.

Sun on the Easel, 1968 Giorgio de chirico

Sun on the Easel. Giorgio de Chirico. 1968.

 


Rising Sun

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Rising Sun on the Plaza. Giorgio de Chirico. 1976.


Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Henry Wessel, Jr.  1968

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Henry Wessel, Jr. 1968


Tents, Beach, Sunrise, Watermelons

Four beautiful photographs to sum up one beautiful weekend:

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Alex Hartley

On the Beach. Richard Misrach.

On the Beach. Richard Misrach. 2004.

The Green Ray from The Sun Quartet. Tacita Dean. 2001

The Green Ray from The Sun Quartet. Tacita Dean. 2001

Cats and Watermelons.  Gabriel Orozco. 1992.

Cats and Watermelons. Gabriel Orozco. 1992.


Sun, Sol, Soleil

The sun is shining, summer is here, so here’s an artist with the sunniest of names: Sol LeWitt

A sphere lit from the top, four sides, and all their combinations. Sol Lewitt. 2004.

A sphere lit from the top, four sides, and all their combinations. Sol Lewitt. 2004.

Sol LeWitt’s study of spheres is a study of time and its relationship with art. Each photograph is simultaneously a documentation of the specific state of illumination as well as part of the artist’s abstract narrative. 


Mindscape

Inside the Artist’s Studio

Sun on the Easel. Giorgio De Chirico. 1973.

Sun on the Easel. Giorgio De Chirico. 1973.

Landscape in art, De Chirico says here, is not a copy of the exterior world, as the ordinary viewer naturally thinks, but a reflection of the artist’s mind.