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Monument aux frères Lumière

Monument for the Lumière Brothers

Auguste Lumi%C3%A8re (Besançon 1862 - Lyon 1954)
Louis Lumi%C3%A8re (Besançon 1864 - Bandol, Var 1948)
among the first filmmakers in history; They patented an improved cinematograph
Various sculptors

Lyon /  Monument aux frères Lumière   Lyon /  Monument aux frères Lumière


Concrete semi-circular monument shaped as a film screen with a relief of 66 m2 on the outer side. In the center of the relief are portraits of the Lumière Brothers and scenes of famous films.

Above the relief is the text:

biologiste 1862-1954 - physicien 1864-1848
inventeurs du cinematographie

Lyon - Monument aux frères Lumière
bienfaiteurs de l'humanite

Lyon - Monument aux frères Lumière
les premieres films 1894 - grands reportages

Lyon - Monument aux frères Lumière
les grandes mises en scenes - les films scientifiques

At the top of the film screen:

dans ce quartier de la ville de lyon a ete invente le cinematographie en 1895 par auguste et louis lumiere, nes a besançon, bienfaiteurs de l'humanite, et realisateurs d'importantes decouvertes en physique chimie biologie

The design of the sculptures is by Francisque Lapandéry, the sculptures were made by Michel Lapandéry and André Tajana.

Later, the 'film-screen' was enlarged at the top with printed cloth with a photo of the Lumière Brothers and text.


Ce Monument Inaugure
le 30 Septembre 1962
M.R. Ricard etant Inspecteur General

Prefet du Rhone

M.l. Pradel etaint Maire de Lyon
a ete erige par l'action
du Comite Lumiere
dr. c. charpentier
m.a. dellan
secretaire general

Ce Monument a ete acheve
grace a la generosite de la
Ste Cooperative "Le Roc"
et de son President Directeur General
Napoleon Bullukian
hubert fourntier
architecte d.p.l.g.
30-9-1962 f. et m. lapandery

Lyon - Monument aux frères Lumière


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Location (N 45°44'42" - E 4°52'17")

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Item Code: frra253; Photograph: 16 August 2018
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