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The Wandering Jew: Old Man Walking by the Sea

The Wandering Jew: Old Man Walking by the Sea

1898
Location: not on view

Description

In Paris, Rivière built a shadow theater in the Chat Noir cabaret, a focus for Parisian avant-garde art and entertainment in the 1890s. Silhouettes made of zinc were moved across a screen placed in front of a light source. The plays that Rivière produced for the shadow theater were reproduced as songbook illustrations conceived as layers of silhouettes.
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2000.165