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Panorama as medium

As a form of art, the panorama painting is actually a part of a long tradition which can be seen throughout all epochs of art history. The most important element of this art form is illusion. There are many ways to create illusion.

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09.05.—01.12.2019
Temporary exhibition: Miracles, visual craftiness, tricks and illusion

The Bourbaki Panorama – in collaboration with the Thun Panorama – dedicates its temporary exhibition to the fascinating world of optical illusions from the past and up until today.

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18.05. & 19.05.2019
Lucerne Museum's Weekend

Spend two pleasing days at the Bourbaki Panorama! We offer diverse events in German for all generations.

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18.05.2019
Guided tours for children

In German.
Discover surprising stories about the Bourbaki Panorama with Lilly and Anna.

Saturday, 10:30–11:30 am

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The Bourbaki Panorama, a European cultural monument, portrays the internement of 87’000 French soldiers who fled to Switzerland during to winter of 1871. Visiting the Bourbaki Panorama is like immersing into the Val-de-Travers valley at the end of the 19th century, when Switzerland laid the foundations of the humanitarian and neutral tradition. This inspiring story was depicted on the 10 x 112 m (originally 14 x 112 m) circular painting by the painter Edouard Castres in 1881. Circular paintings as a form of mass media are not only considered as the precursor of the cinema, they are also a source of inspiration for contemporary medial trends and types of digital narratives. The classified building houses a multicultural and multimedial offer under one roof. The Bourbaki Panorama is a popular event location in Lucerne.

Open daily
April to October: 9am–6pm 
November to March: 10am–5pm

Bourbaki Panorama
Löwenplatz 11
CH–6004 Luzern
T +41 41 412 30 30
info@bourbakipanorama.ch
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