Dioramas at Atelier !

Dioramas at Atelier !

A Diorama is a three-dimensional full-size or miniature model, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase for a museum, the first usage of the word Diorama during the 19th-century was to designate a mobile theatre device.

(see the article in Wikipedia)

People Watching Diorama

Victorian diorama

John Constable (1776 – 1837) an English Romantic painter quoted – “I was at the private view of the “Diorama”; it is in part a transparency; the spectator is in a dark chamber, and it has great illusion. It is without the pale of art, because its object is deception. The art pleases by reminding, not deceiving.”  

Diorama, New York Museum of Natural History

 Examples of Dioramas you can see in Natural History Museum.

tatebanko-diorama-660Paper Diorama Kit to recreate Hokusai’s wave in 3D, a really nice gift idea :))

During October Holidays, Adeline Atelier’s resident teacher, invited the kids to enter the magic world of Dioramas. The children made 4 Dioramas each to illustrate the 4 seasons, they had a great time and did creative and beautiful models !

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