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Animal Locomotion, Plate 758

A work made of collotype, from "animal locomotion".
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  • A work made of collotype, from "animal locomotion".

Date:

1887

Artist:

Eadweard Muybridge
English, active United States, 1830–1904

About this artwork

In the late 1870s, Eadweard Muybridge pioneered a method of “instantaneous photography,” a technique developed to freeze time by capturing motion. In order to create such sequences, he set up a battery of cameras, 24 in this instance, connected by a clockwork mechanism that triggered the shutters one by one at rhythmic intervals. Muybridge initially devised this process to clarify the movement of horses; through his experiments, he demonstrated that all four hooves leave the ground mid-gallop, thereby settling an intense debate of the era. This print of a cockatoo in flight was originally published in Animal Locomotion, a portfolio of 781 separate series that Muybridge, working under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, created to stand at the intersection of art and science.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Eadweard Muybridge

Title

Animal Locomotion, Plate 758

Origin

England

Date

Published 1887

Medium

Collotype, from "Animal Locomotion"

Dimensions

20.5 × 36.8 cm (image); 48.4 × 61.4 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Kenneth and Christine Tanaka Fund

Reference Number

2008.203

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