Oct 062011

“Round Rainbow” is a captivating work by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson. It is currently part of the “ColorForms” exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

"Round Rainbow installation by Olafur Eliasson at Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC"

Round Rainbow by Olafur Eliasson

A spotlight and rotating acrylic ring project patterns on the gallery walls.

For more information: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

  41 Responses to “Round Rainbow by Olafur Eliasson”

  1. Fun- I love all of the museums in DC but haven’t made it to this one… next time, I guess!

  2. Very interesting – DC has so many museums and I haven’t been to any! =(

    • Jade and Andrea — DC does have so many museums of all kinds. There’s just not enough time in any one trip to see everything.

  3. Very interesting photographs! I love wandering and finding new and unusual displays.

  4. Can’t believe I haven’t heard of this artist, even though he’s from my ‘neighbourhood’. Very interesting work.

  5. These are gorgeous shots, Cathy. One and four are may favorites.

  6. You’re getting a good dose of culture these days. Your photos are excellent too.

  7. Wow, I really admire someone who has the patience to be that creative !

  8. Very pretty! Great composition too!

  9. Interesting article

  10. Have you seen the Olafur Eliasson rainbow on the roof of Aros in Denmark (http://www.aros.dk/)?

  11. I’ve never heard of Eliasson before, but what a creative idea. I think I would enjoy this exhibition.

  12. I always thought modern art was cool, but this one is really impressive.

  13. I really enjoy learning about different art exhibitions. Very cool!

  14. what a cool exhibit! it seems there is so much creativity coming out of Iceland. amazing!

    • Laurel, Adrian, Stephanie & Cheryl – If you enjoy the photos of this exhibit, I’m sure that you’d like to see it in the gallery. Very interesting and creative work.

  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Olafur Eliasson! Definitely my favorite contemporary artist. Did you see the retrospective they did of his work several years ago at SFMOMA? Still the best exhibition I’ve ever been to.

    • Thanks for your comment, Ashley. This was my first exposure to Eliasson. I’m going to be searching out more of his work in the future, for sure!

  16. But of course only a Danish-Icelandic artist can think of an installation like this. It’s very cool.

  17. That’s cool and kinda freaky at the same time! 😉

  18. This is a really interesting art form Cathy.

  19. Fun! And what a great title. Reminds me of my favorite piece from this summer’s Cork Cycling Festival art exhibition. Nothing prismatic, but a bicycle tire hanging from a thread: the spokes were made to look like ivy or some other leafy vine, and it was artfully lit. Something magical about hoops on strings, I guess.

    …Oh, and this also made me think of that boomerang thing Xena used to use. 😉

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Really amazing work!

  21. A beautiful piece 🙂

  22. You did an amazing job! I really love your shots! Keep posting some more!

  23. Wonderful images and also wonderful technology! These rainbow circles create an enigmatic atmosphere. Thank you for sharing this because I got enlightened about this only through your blog post.

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  26. Love this, Cathy! My favorite place to be — at the museums on the Mall.

  27. Wow! that’s nice! It’s a mixture of art and science, isn’t it? It reminds me of the Cosmocaixa, Science Museum here in Barcelona.

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