Walking with a bucket in mouth; light-gray horse, plate 650 from Animal Locomotion
- Eadweard Muybridge, American, British, 1830-1904
- Born: London, England
- Work Locations: San Francisco, CA, Panama, Philadelphia, PA
Eadweard Muybridge, Plate 650 from Animal Locomotion, 1880s. Collotype; 13 3/4 x 19 5/8 inches. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Frederic H. Douglas, 1956.88.680
For this picture, Eadweard Muybridge lined up a dozen cameras along a path so the horse would trip each shutter as it walked by. Later in his career, Muybridge cut photographs like this into strips and mounted them on the outside of a rotating drum. If you looked through a slit while the drum was spinning, you would actually see the horse ‘walk.’ Because of these innovations, today Muybridge is recognized as a grandfather of the movies.
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