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Published: 17 August 2019

By Andy Ross

The Garibaldi Panorama

In the 19th Century a popular way to create public art was through panorama painting.

These enormous works of art were created to give people the impression of actually being in a place, such as in a city or at a battle. You can read all about them here. 

Thanks to another reader, here is an amazing panorama. Named after Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) who was prominent in the unification of Italy, the Garibaldi Panorama was created in 1860 and depicts the life and deeds of the famous man. The whole thing is 4.75 foot tall and 260 foot long!