Anais do Museu Paulista: História e Cultura Material
versão impressa ISSN 0101-4714
PEREIRA, Margareth da Silva. Romanticism and objectivity: notes on a panorama of Rio de Janeiro. An. mus. paul. [online]. 1994, vol.2, n.1, pp.169-198. ISSN 0101-4714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-47141994000100012.
The article deals with the great Panorama of Rio de Janeiro exhibited in Paris, 1824, and its sources - a series of watercolours which have also generated succeeding engravings produced dur-ing the 1830s. Panoramas, in their early formal conventions are shown to interplay with Romanticism's and Naturphilosophie's theses and to put in motion the legacy of 11th-century paint-ing . As this geme of visual device develops, Rio's watercoulours display symptoms of a gradual dismissal of its initial ambilions, through lhe treatment of the natural site and the city. At last the invention of the daguerreotype and vai d'oiseau urban images, among other traits, signale the changes in sensibility related to the production and consumption of those circular canvasses. From 1840/50 on panoramas conceived by the will to fuse art and science and bya reflection on nature and liberty turn essentially into a mass entertainment.
Palavras-chave : Panorama; Panorama of Rio de Janeiro (Paris, 1824); 19th-century visual conventions; Romanticism.