Gesamtkunstwerk

Gesamtkunstwerk

A Gesamtkunstwerk (German: [gəˈzamtˌkʊnstvɛʁk], translated as "total work of art", "ideal work of art", "universal artwork", "synthesis of the arts", "comprehensive artwork", "all-embracing art form" or "total artwork") is a work of art that makes use of all or many art forms or strives to do so. - Richard Wagner, a German opera composer used this term in two papers in 1849.

Panorama

Panorama

A panorama of London by Robert Barker, 1792. In the mid-19th century, panoramic paintings and models became a very popular way to represent landscapes, topographic views[7] and historical events. Audiences of Europe in this period were thrilled by the aspect of illusion, immersed in a winding 360 degree panorama and given the impression of standing in a new environment.

Casa dei Misteri, Pompeii

Casa dei Misteri, Pompeii

Dates from 60 BC. Wall painting that extended the room through presentation of views into other spaces

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