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Poster for a moving picture show, France, 1898.

Cheret, Jules

Poster for a moving picture show, France, 1898.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Lithographic poster by Jules Cheret for Reynaud's 'Pantomimes Lumineuses' at his Theatre Optique (Optical Theatre). Emile Reynaud's (1844-1918) Theatre Optique was patented in 1888 and was a large-scale adaptation of his Praxinoscope. The 'Pantomimes Lumineuses', comprised a band of sequential pictures painted on a flexible strip, which was reeled through projection apparatus and projected on a large screen. It was first presented to the public in Paris in 1892, but was soon superceded by the realism of photographic moving images.

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