Marlene Dumas - Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1953, Marlene Dumas was raised on her family’s vineyard just beyond the city limits in the semi-rural Kuils River region. As a student of painting at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Arts during the early 1970s, Dumas gained exposure to the decade’s preoccupation with conceptualism and art theory.
Time capsule. Analyses of inclusions in diamonds, such as the garnet (red) trapped inside this gem when it formed, suggest that modern-style plate tectonics began about 3 billion years ago. Credit: Stephen H. Richardson/University of Cape Town