Tuesday, February 24, 2009
This is work from Muybridge called Animal Locomotion. It was created in 1887. The subject is doing a broad jump and the series of photographs and the order they're in creates the leaping motion. As your eyes for left to right from photo to photo you actually see the guy jumping. It's kind of like stop motion photography, which I find extremely interesting. I also like how the artist offers a different angle of the jump at the bottom of the piece. The different perspcective changes the whole piece. The side view really gives the audience the feeling that the guy is jumping a good distance. The head-on view makes the guy look like he's not going very far at all.