CaixaForum pays a tribute to Georges Méliès

The exhibition reflects on the influence of the work of the director on the evolution of the history of cinema

Georges Méliès is considered the first of cinema’s great magicians, or ‘cinemagicians’. The fantastical touches included in his narrative and, above all, his use of visual trickery, were pioneering steps during the early stages of celluloid art. Continuing with their tradition of programming exhibitions relating to the world of cinema in general, the CaixaForum of Barcelona has programmed this exhibition, titled Georges Méliès. La màgia del cinema as a tribute to the creator. The exhibition is an attempt to explain how Méliès forged his unique universe and how he helped to shape this newly-born art form. 

The exhibition, then, re-examines the techniques and the aesthetics employed by the director in the creation of his films and includes fragments of film, projections, and a display of some of his more characteristic artefacts, from his first camera to the original wardrobe of his most emblematic film, A Trip to the Moon.
 
Recently rediscovered through the Martin Scorcese film, Hugo, Georges Méliès innovated with both objects and techniques such as animated shadows, magic lanterns or chronophotography.
 
The day before the opening of the exhibition, on the 4th of April, there will be an inaugural presentation by the Forum curator, Laurent Mannoni.  

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Publication date: Wednesday, 27 March 2013
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