Muybridge as Modernist Muse
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Eadweard Muybridge Animal Locomotion, Plate 700, 1887 Collotype
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"Eadweard Muybridge understood that a single photograph was of little use when you are trying to understand the movement of an subject. Movement is inherently a function of moving through time and space. Muybridge's genius was that the even though a single photograph could only reveal a frozen moment in the movement of an object, a series of photographs are able to reveal a much more accurate description of movement...In Picasso and Duchamp's paintings, it is difficult to tell if it is the subject or the object that is moving." ...Source
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