• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

Project for Panorama Vught 1629

Saturday, 03 October 2015

At the moment there is a new initiative to explore the possibility of a new cyclorama near the town of Vught in the Netherlands.

(by Wim Kievits)

The subject we aim to present deals with the siege of ‘s-Hertogenbosch by Prince Frederic Henry of Orange in 1629. The siege was unprecedented and many European princes and kings came to watch this spectacle of modern warfare. Painters acknowledged this unique event capturing it on numerous paintings. These paintings will be used as a source to show the daily live in the city of Vught where prince Frederic Henry had his quarters. But it will also be possible to show the complete surroundings of Vught during the battle. Telling the story of the siege will not be too complex. Many before us have made it clear that this was a very historic event. 

Now, the greatest challenge will be to define the technical concept and work out the specifications that will enable the commissioner, the Foundation Panorama Vught 1629 to realize this huge project.

As recent panoramas were realised using modern multimedia techniques we are pretty confident that this will be the direction in which we want to conduct our research. We are looking forward to hear from all those members that recently have accomplished similar turbulent panorama projects. Where possible we want to learn from your experiences.

We will keep you informed about our progress. In the meantime do not hesitate to share your good practices with me, Wim Kievits (wamkievits@ziggo.nl)