Phantasmagoria was a form of theatre which used a modified magic lantern to project frightening images such as skeletons, demons, and ghosts onto walls, smoke, or semi-transparent screens, frequently using rear projection. The projector was mobile, allowing the projected image to move and change size on the screen, and multiple projecting devices allowed for quick switching of different images. Invented in France in the late 18th century, it gained popularity through most of Europe throughout the 19th century. Étienne-Gaspard “Robertson” Robert, a Belgian inventor and physicist from Liège was known for his phantasmagoria productions and is the most imitated.
Happy Birthday Me :3
19th c. Steel, 3.5” x 2.5” x .5”
Found in a CT barn in my youth. … and that has made all the difference.
First submission for #SubmitSunday
Thanks to all of you fine readers for your patience and support. I have been looking forward to producing more of the regular content (including the puzzle.) I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief break while I was otherwise occupied. This upcoming Monday will be a return to form.
I invite you to look at the Kickstarter Campaign that my studio has launched to release art-books by its members. My work is one of the first six featured and, if you like what I do, this is a way to see more of it, including rare/unpublished pieces.
Fabrique en vanité, 18th c.
I would like to buy this property.
Memento mori ring