Description - Panorama by Bernard Comment
Invented in 1788, the panorama reached the height of its popularity at the time of the 1900 Universal Exhibition. Vast circular canvases installed in purpose-built rotundas were designed to be viewed from centrally placed platforms and attracted an admiring public. The aim was to produce a perfect illusion. Thus the relationship between viewer and 'reality' underwent a profound mutation, opening up a new logic according to which the world was transformed into a spectacle and images substituted for direct experience.
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(275mm x 220mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Bernard Comment
Bernard Comment, born in Switzerland, lives and works in Paris. He is the author of L'ombre de memoire (1990), Roland Barthes, vers le neutre (1991) and Allees et venues (1992), which won the Prix Antigone in 1993."