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Alexandre Darmon, Cholesteric Illusion

Alexandre Darmon Cholesteric Illusion, 2014

View in a room Photography 23.6 x 35.4 inch 2 remaining copies


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Alexandre Darmon, Cholesteric Illusion
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    Professional art gallery
    Paris - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Not Signed

  • Medium

    Photography : fine art print

  • Themes


  • Support

    Photography on aluminium

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 18 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    23.6 x 35.4 inch

  • Framing

    Black wood floater frame

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    25.6 x 37.4 inch

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  • About the artwork

    Do not be afraid. These two gleaming eyes on a dark night are not those of a threatening animal. Behind this disturbing illusion lie two spheres of liquid crystal crossed by a polarized light. The cholesteric nature of this sample leads to the appearance of colorful circles, perfectly concentric, at the origin of this hypnotic dance.

    If we could zoom into these mesomorphic beads, we would see that the molecules deploy a helical structure reminiscent of our cellular Acid.

    • Tags
    • abstract


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Alexandre Darmon

Born in: 1987


Translation in progress

Alexandre’s scientific career led him to work as a young researcher in a research laboratory in Paris. During his PhD, he specialized in liquid crystal and was particularly interested in the intricate behavior of these elongated molecules when placed on curved surfaces. Alexandre developed a real fascination for these objects that interact with light in such a spectacular manner. “Looking at liquid crystals through the microscope is like looking at the stars through a telescope. The scales are different, but the magic is just the same”. With this peculiar state of matter, his microscope and three years ahead of him, Alexandre found the ideal playground to let his photographic creativity flourish.
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Alexandre Darmon, Cholesteric Illusion
Alexandre Darmon, Cholesteric Illusion

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