Monday, January 6, 2014

Gettysburg Cyclorama Gets Make-Over-- Part 1

From theJuly 17, 2008, Chicago Tribune "Gigantic 1884 Gettysburg Cyclorama gets makeover" by Lisanne Renner, NY Times News Service. //// The Gettysburg Cyclorame was scheduled to open September 26, 2008, after a 5-year restoration and for the first time in more than a century, you will be able to see it exactly as the artist originally intended. //// Various props, even a full-size Union cannon, will be placed in the foreground of the painting to give the illusion of 3-D (should make the kiddies happy). //// According to a 19th-century poster for the Cyclorama presents "the sublime spectacle" of "glorious Gettysburg in all the awful splendor of real war." But for decades, it hasn't been the same. //// Conservators are putting final brushestrokes in the $15 milion restoration that will be featured in the new museum of the Gettysburg National Military Park. //// The restored painting is now larger than before at 377 feet in circumference and 42-feet tall. //// Iy Was Impressive Before...But Now...Wow!! --Old Secesh

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