<Scenes from the Innsbruck cyclorama

Cycloramas use perspective to create the illusion of space.

Visitors to Innsbruck's cyclorama stand, so to speak, on Bergisel and observe the events taking place around them. Thanks to the special spatial situation, observers feel like they are in the middle of the action. The figures in the upper part of the painting are life sized and seem to be looking directly at the viewer, creating a connection and a feeling of closeness. The view of Innsbruck - the city they are fighting to defend - in the distance is created by using a technique of layers and atmospheric perspective on the horizon.