Photography

Muybridge, Edward (1830 - 1904)

The British publisher settles in the United States in 1852 and opens a photographic studio - after having studied the new discipline in Great Britain - in 1866, in San Francisco. Specialized in the panoramas of American landscapes such as the Yosemite Valley and the city of San Francisco, Edward Muybridge becomes promptly famous. In 1872, he is commissioned by Leland Stanford to photograph his horse while trotting at speed to prove his theory asserting that at a certain moment the horse would have all four feet of the ground. In 1873, Edward Muybridge not only proves the point but also succeeds in photographing movement. In order to share his groundbreaking work, the photographer invents the zoopraxiscope that can project his moving pictures on a screen, an invention that highly anticipated the birth of cinema. By proving a horse could fly, Edward Muybridge influenced numerous modern artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Francis Bacon while he initiated the long march to motion pictures.

Tags / Edward Muybridge - British Photographer - Pioneers - 1870s - Movement - Invention
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Dog, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Dog, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Flying parrot, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Flying parrot, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Cat, date unknown
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Cat, date unknown
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Naked woman going to bed, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Naked woman going to bed, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Swans and flamingos, date unknown
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Swans and flamingos, date unknown
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Woman pouring water, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Woman pouring water, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Deer, running and jumping, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Deer, running and jumping, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Man with shotgun, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Man with shotgun, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Naked young woman play with a ball, date unknown
Edward Muybridge, Naked young woman play with a ball, date unknown
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Parrot, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Parrot, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Donkey buck, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Donkey buck, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Jumping, black horse, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Jumping, black horse, 1887
Edward Muybridge, Flying falcon, c. 1872-1885
Edward Muybridge, Flying falcon, c. 1872-1885
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