Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge's Animal locomotion: An electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movement, 1872-1885 included this work showing a walking elephant. By using multiple images and the repeated image of the elephant, there is a clearly implied motion in the work. Muybridge pioneered this aproach to showing movement that led to the development of the motion picture. I like this work because of the subtly of the walking and especially the movements of the elephants tail.

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