Saturday, April 26, 2008


according to a diorama is:
1.a scene, often in miniature, reproduced in three dimensions by placing objects, figures, etc., in front of a painted background.
2.a life-size display representing a scene from nature, a historical event, or the like, using stuffed wildlife, wax figures, real objects, etc., in front of a painted or photographed background.
3.a spectacular picture, partly translucent, for exhibition through an aperture, made more realistic by various illuminating devices.
4.a building or room, often circular, for exhibiting such a scene or picture, esp. as a continuous unit along or against the walls.

but most of us think of making scenes in a shoe box, hobby lobby, or the natural history museum when we hear the word diorama.

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