Studio Visit With Helen Pashgian: The Leading Lady of Light

April 9, 2015 5:53 PM

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"Einstein's realization that light (which is color) is the quintessence of the universe paralleled the apotheosis of light by artists. Before Einstein made his discovery, Claude Monet announced that "the real subject of every painting is light." Echoing this sentiment, Einstein later commented, "For the rest of my life I want to reflect on what light is."

Light is a lifelong obsession for the most brilliant minds, bringing artists and physicists into critical dialogue through their parallel explorations. For centuries, scientists have asked: "Why is the sky blue?" Einstein answered this fascinating question in 1910 in his groundbreaking paper on "cri...

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