— Chromosaturation debuted in 1968 in Grenoble, France. The light-and-space installation by Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Díez aims to disorient the retina and challenge one’s notion of color. “The idea occurred to me one day in 1965 in my workshop in Paris,” Cruz-Díez writes in his exhibition statement. “I had discovered how to immerse the viewer in an environment of colored air, a space where color could express itself by appearing on people, objects, and walls … These works echo the idea that every culture has always sprung from a ‘primary event,’ a simple situation that then evolves and unleashes a whole way of thinking, influencing sensibilities and creating myths.”
— Various iterations of the work have since traveled the globe. Chromosaturation appeared at the Palm Springs Art Museum as part of the exhibition Kinesthesia: Latin American Art, 1954–1969.
— Cruz-Díez is 94 and lives in Paris.
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VIDEO: Watch the Palm Springs Life fashion shoot with actress Dichen Lachman through the colorful lens of videographer Emily Chavous.
Photographs by Fredrik Brodén
Produced by Emily Chavous
Hamel cut-out dress, shophamel.com; Gilan ring.
Hamel floor-length gown; gianvito rossi shoes; Gilan ring.
Roland Mouret sheath dress, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Styland two-piece suit; AS29 necklace; Gianvito Rossi shoes.
Styland bronze three-piece suit, stylandstore.com;
Gianvito Rossi shoes; Joelle cuff.
Vitor Zerbinato pointed-shoulder dress.
Fabiana Milazzo sheer striped dress, fabianamilazzo.com.
Vitor Zerbinato sequined dress; Joelle cuff.
Styling by Amy Lu
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