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Picture No 12495194
Date 1869
Description Louis Daguerre's Diorama theatre
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Louis Daguerre (1787 1851) used the principle of the Diorama theatre to present two large scale tableaux's. Changing the direction of light placed on these interior and exterior paintings, Daguerre had the ability to transform the appearance of the scene for audiences. The tableaux would remain stationary as the circular auditorium would revolve from one scene to the other, creating a realistic illusion. The engraving illustrates how the lighting would be adjusted to bring the scenes to life.
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Credit Mary Evans Picture Library
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Mary Evans Picture No 12495194 - Louis Daguerre (1787  1851) used the principle of the Diorama theatre to present two large scale tableaux's. Changing the direction of light placed on these interior and exterior paintings, Daguerre had the ability to transform the appearance of the scene for audiences. The tableaux would remain stationary as the circular auditorium would revolve from one scene to the other, creating a realistic illusion. The engraving illustrates how the lighting would be adjusted to bring the scenes to life.

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