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Marey, Etienne-Jules (1830 - 1904)

A polymorphic scientific, Etienne Jules Marey explored numerous techniques and disciplines, obsessed by one unique concept: movement. First interested in flight, he studied birds and imagined mechanical devices capable of flying. From 1878, he focused on movement within human beings and, inspired by Edward Muybridge he had met in 1881, used photography to document his research. He thus imagined, in 1882, a camera entitled photographic gun that enabled him to capture a moving subject in twelve poses. Etienne Jules Marey thus decomposed the gestures of men practicing sports, animals in motion, everyday tasks precisely observed and even the migration of air. He also invented the chonophotography that would be the precursor of cinema. Photography in its early days was the ultimate accomplice of reality but with Etienne Jules Marey (and Edward Muybridge), photography suddenly also captured the invisible.

Tags / Etienne Jules Marey - Pioneers - French Photographer - 1880s - Science - Movement
Etienne-Jules Marey, Acrobat, 1890-1891
Etienne-Jules Marey, Acrobat, 1890-1891
Etienne-Jules Marey, Analysis of the Flight of a Pigeon by the Chronophotographic Method, 1883-1887
Etienne-Jules Marey, Analysis of the Flight of a Pigeon by the Chronophotographic Method, 1883-1887
Etienne-Jules Marey, Analysis of the Flight of a Seagull, 1887
Etienne-Jules Marey, Analysis of the Flight of a Seagull, 1887
Chronophotography of a long jump, 1882-1883
Chronophotography of a long jump, 1882-1883
Etienne-Jules Marey, Flight of seagulls, 1886
Etienne-Jules Marey, Flight of seagulls, 1886
Etienne-Jules Marey, Human locomotion, 1883
Etienne-Jules Marey, Human locomotion, 1883
Etienne-Jules Marey, Jump by man in white, 1887
Etienne-Jules Marey, Jump by man in white, 1887
Etienne-Jules Marey, Study of movement, date unknown
Etienne-Jules Marey, Study of movement, date unknown
Etienne-Jules Marey, Parabolic trajectory of a ball thrown by hand, 1886
Etienne-Jules Marey, Parabolic trajectory of a ball thrown by hand, 1886
Etienne-Jules Marey, Sprinter, c. 1890-1900
Etienne-Jules Marey, Sprinter, c. 1890-1900
Etienne-Jules Marey, Untitled, date unknown
Etienne-Jules Marey, Untitled, date unknown
Etienne-Jules Marey, Flight of the pelican, 1883
Etienne-Jules Marey, Flight of the pelican, 1883
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