It is not by chance that the exhibition "J'aime les panoramas" is taking place at the MuCEM in Marseilles, as the building provides unrestricted views over the city of Marseilles and the Mediterranean, two key aspects of panoramas.
An ancestor of the cinema, panoramas evolved from the desire to create reality as closely as possible.
A nature scene, an urban landscape or a battle scene, transport us and whisks us off on a voyage.
The representation of the city of Marseilles at the heart of the exhibition changes with time. This is not just because the city itself changes, but the way we look at it changes as well.
Panoramas were often drawings or engravings until the arrival of the camera at the end of the 19th century.
From Van Gogh to the smartphone generation, the panorama is available to everybody.
The Exhibition is open until 29 of February, and is a collaboration between the Geneva Museum of Art and History and the MuCEM.