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Autochrome: Life in ColourMaking History

13/11/2021

The Lumière brothers not only invented the cinematograph: in 1903 they also succeeded in fixing colours on glass plates. Looking at those images, time flattens. These long-dead models staring back through a now non-existent lens seem vivid and alive. But thirty years later, colour had once again been drained out of the frame. Historian Adrien Genoudet explains what happened.

Duration :

18 min

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From 06/11/2021 to 22/10/2025

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Documentaries and Reportage

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