Muybridge, Marey, Marcel & the Matrix

posted: 01-22-10
Eadweard Muybridge, Woman Walking Downstairs
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The pioneering motion photography of 19th century researchers like Etienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge (both 1830-1904) had an explicit influence on the epochal Nude Descending a Staircase and its painterly representation of motion through time. A human lifetime later, the stroboscopic universe had evolved into the bullet-time aesthetic made famous in films like The Matrix.


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