As one moves around this glass sculpture, six colorful glass spheres interact with light and shadow to capture the entire spectrum of visible color, from brilliant blue to bright red. Remaining stationary permits one to see only a fraction of these widely varied hues. This shows us how our knowledge about the world is often proscribed by our limited point of view.


  • Title: The hinged view
  • Creator: Olafur Eliason
  • Creator Lifespan: b. 1967
  • Creator Nationality: Icelandic
  • Creator Birth Place: Iceland
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location Created: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 59" x 106 3/8" x 29 ½ "
  • Provenance: New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with funds provided by Sydney and Walda Besthoff, 2017.23
  • Rights: © Courtesy of the Artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
  • Medium: Steel, glass and paint

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