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The Wandering Jew: The Old City (page 15)

The Wandering Jew: The Old City (page 15)

(French, 1864–1951)
Overall: 24.5 x 32.2 x 1 cm (9 5/8 x 12 11/16 x 3/8 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Fields p. 75
Location: not on view


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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