Monday, 4 February 2013

Atlanta Cyclorama

Ever heard of it?

It is, in a nutshell, a giant painting on a cylindrical canvas, painted about  150 years ago. In the 30s a third dimension was added (that sounds fancy doesn't it? It means they added a platform and statues to create a 3D effect).
It tells the story of the Battle of Atlanta.

So you sit in this little amphi-theatre which then rotates 360 degrees while music plays and a narrator tells the story of the painting and its characters. It's like a short movie, from the days before moving pictures.

We watched it twice. Either it is that cool or we are that cheesy, take your pic.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to see it today for the first time in 30 years...wondering if I will find it as compelling as I did when I was 12.