"The Gettysburg Cyclorama" Descriptive Essay by kilmer

"The Gettysburg Cyclorama"
A review of Robert Barker's painting "The Gettysburg Cyclorama" and its preservation and conservation.
# 65500 | 3,570 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 12, 2006 in Art (History) , Art (Painting)

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This paper recapitulates the original history of "The Gettysburg Cyclorama" and preservation and conservation efforts made to date to maintain the quality and intent of its creator, Robert Barker. A three dimensional diorama with the prime objective of simulating reality, this amazing piece of artwork has steadily deteriorated despite several conservation efforts. It is currently undergoing a major multi-million dollar restoration project which is herein described.
Restorative History
Subsequent Assessments and Maintenance
Current Problems
Current Restorative Treatments

From the Paper:

"In 1879, Paul Dominique Philippoteaux, an artist and professional cyclorama painter was commissioned by a group of entrepreneurs to paint the depiction of the final Confederate assault on Union troops for a special display in Chicago. He spent several weeks on the
battlefield, collecting details about the terrain and making hundreds of sketches. He hired a Gettysburg photographer to take a series of panoramic views of Cemetery Ridge, the Bloody Angle, and of course the field of Pickett's Charge. He also interviewed veterans of the Battle whose interpretations helped him to gain some perspective of the chaos they experienced."

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