Scenes from the Innsbruck cyclorama

Cycloramas can only represent motion as frozen moments of time.

One thing that panoramic paintings simply cannot do is represent motion. It wasn't until the advent of the modern medium of film that art finally had a way to show sequences of movement. In 1896, the year the cyclorama was painted, the first motion pictures came to Innsbruck. Not so long thereafter, cinematography seized on the Andreas Hofer story: "Tyrol in Arms" was filmed in 1913. It was followed by "Andreas Hofer: The Tyrolean People's Fight for Freedom" in 1929.