Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist, noted for his exhibition The Weather Project at the Tate Modern, London, in 2003. That same year, he also represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale.
From 1989 until 1995 Eliasson studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art. His work is represented in m
As a young artist, Domenikos Theotokopoulos was fascinated by news of the Renaissance, which reached all the way to his home on the island of Crete. Crete was controlled by Venice, then an important center for commerce and the arts. Domenikos headed for this cultural hub around 1560, determined to le
What would the Baroque have been without Rubens? This dynamo of artistic energy infiltrated all the great courts of Europe, spreading the lush, riotous, regal style that had formed in the wake of the Renaissance. His sprawling canvases depict life on an epic scale, as if he needed extra room to inclu
At age 48, Julia Margaret Cameron received an unusual gift from her daughter: a camera. It came with the following note: "This may amuse you, mother, in your solitude." Cameron soon transformed her coal house into a darkroom and her chicken shed into a studio. She solicited the assistance of two good