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

2 June - 7 October 2012

Sunday, 07 October 2012

Mountain Panorama exhibition in Basel, Switzerland

The exhibition ‘Panoramas – Measured Worlds’ is open to the public until 7 October 2012 at Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland.

It concentrates on the small panoramas of mountain views. Based on a selection from the collections of the Kupferstichkabinett, the exhibition 'Panoramas-Measured Worlds' begins with the history that led up to the panorama: Since when, and in which contexts, were pictures created to stage these seemingly endless worlds? Which different forms of the panorama evolved in the nineteenth century? Some were intended for commercial distribution, others helped artists as well as geologists understand the layering of rock strata in the Alps using rapid watercolour sketches noting the time of day a particular atmosphere was recorded.