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Révolution des images (La)

Nadar père et fils / interview photographique de Chevreul, 1886

La Révolution des images is the lecture Benoît Peeters gave from Monday January 7th to 15th April 2013 at the ISELP in Brussels on almost every Monday. This serie of lectures had the title “The revolution of images, Töpffer to Méliès.”

The lecture took you through the nineteenth century in particular, but without missing a few forays into the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The course discussed the major changes experienced with images by becoming reproducible, sequential and mobile.

The caricature, the illustrated books, the comic books, photography and cinema are all interlinked and this course will show you the connections and gateways between these domains.

Benoît Peeters discussed colorful characters like Töpffer, Grand-ville, Nadar, Muybridge, Marey, Edison, the Lumière brothers, Melies and Winsor McCay. There will escapements to Gérôme, Meissonier and Degas, but also Darwin, Clément Ader, Walter Benjamin, Edward Hopper, Chris Marker and William Kentridge.

Benoît Peeters explains (in French) more about this lecture in the following video.

Benoît Peeters was also interviewed for the radio program Le grand Mag at January 22nd, 2013 AD:

During the period of the courses ISELP presented also present three movies. Related to the course of Benoît Peeters they showed the following movies 1):

  • 16 January 2013 - L’univers de Winsor McCay (10 courts-métrages), Winsor McCay, 1911-1921, USA. 95’
  • 23 January 2013 - Sélection de courts-métrages de Georges Méliès, 1896-1911, France. 100’
  • 30 January 2013 - Le dernier plan, Benoît Peeters, 2000, Belgique. 90’

The movies were shown in L’Auditoire at 15:00 hrs. The entrance was free.

Eadweard Muybridge, 'Woman Dancing (Fancy)', 1887.

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