All the world’s a painting | Curio

All the world’s a painting

19 mins | Oct 30, 2021

The age of the panorama. It first emerged in the context of the tremendous, transformational currents of the nineteenth century and soon after became one of the most significant financial successes in the world of art and museums, "the IMAX theatres of their time." Here, writer Addis Goldman takes on a remarkable journey, exploring how the panorama painting brought on "an age of liberal and ideological politics, colonial expansionism, imperial adventurism, and technological acceleration of every kind — arguably the first wave of globalization."

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From Lapham's Quarterly

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