Eadweard Muybridge


The Eadweard Muybridge (formerly Edward Muggeridge) exhibition at Tate Britain showcases a whole host of photographs and some of the earliest documented motion graphics. Muybridge's chequered past and obsession with photography and fame led to the development of his 'Motion Studies' and the discovery that horses do indeed fly in motion (well, they have all four legs off the ground at the one time).
An inspiration to Degas, Francis Bacon and anthropologists the world over, this collection is well worth a look, if not for the sheer amount of meticulous documentation alone. The Muybridge exhibit is displayed at the Tate Britain till 16th Jan.

3 comments:

  1. Have you downloaded the app in conjunction with this? You can make your own mini Muybridge animations. pretty nifty & was free when i got it.

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  2. I really want to see this exhibition and it's ages since I've been to Tate Britain. There are some really good exhibitions on in London at the minute - a good diversion from the Christmas shopping frenzy!

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  3. I love how impossible I find it to think back to a time where photography was something new and fascinating.

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