Playful shades of colours

A square in Vienna, Austria, has burst into colour, thanks to a new art installaton that uses 240 umbrellas of different hues that appear to float in mid-air.

Called "Regen.wald" (rain.forest), it is the creation of artists Alain Tisserand and Karin Prauhart.

The work is meant to celebrate light, and the beauty and wealth of the colours that are a part of the visible spectrum.

The canopy of umbrellas also play light and shadow against each other, thus modifying the appearance of the place and creating new points of visual interest.

The installation is part of the annual cultural projects "space and place" and "Vienna lives".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2016, with the headline 'Playful shades of colours'. Subscribe