Saturday, November 28, 2020

Theatrical Backdrop

Theatrical backdrops were painted at a large scale to provide the atmosphere and setting behind the actors and props on the stage. Some were impressive works in their own right. 

This backdrop was painted by the Br├╝ckner Brothers Workshop for The Winter's Tale) in 1870. It is 7.4 x 12.8 meters (24.2 x 42 feet).

More examples at the Meininger Theatrical Museum 

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