Olafur Eliasson is a danish artist with icelandic origins, studied at the Accademy of Arts of Copenhagen and became an exponential artist in the field of artistic installations. His artworks digress from traditional art to architecture, creating the impression of a fusion between reality and illusion, leaving the spectator asthonished.
Mr. Olafur Eliasson recreated this effect not only in Waterfall, one of his most famous works created for the Grand Canal, but also with the installation at the Royal Palace of Versailles. Thanks to his marvelous artistic ability he managed to make the space of the Palace interactive, and engage the spectator’s senses, which is invited to eavesdrop the hushed dialog between baroque architecture, mirrors, and light.
This spectacoular exhibition of light and glares can make us aware of how art can change our prospective on life, and moreover about the world we live in. Olafur Eliasson’s work has the power to make us fantasize about the littlest thing: like a mirror, that could not only be something useful to see our image, but also a door that leads to an enchanted world. Maybe human beings will never have an answer to some of their most insightful questions, but Olafur Eliasson works of art can make us meditate about our prospective on the world we live in, which is the most important thing.
A magnificient performance that will leave you mindblown, the complementarity between antique and modern that gives voice to an intense dialogue between the “inside” and the “outside”.