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Many of his stereoscopic photos were published widely, and can still be found today. Frames 1—11 used for animation; frame 12 not used. In , the former governor of California , Leland Stanford , a businessman and race-horse owner, hired Muybridge for some photographic studies. He had taken a position on a popularly debated question of the day — whether all four feet of a horse were off the ground at the same time while trotting. The same question had arisen about the actions of horses during a gallop.

In , Muybridge began experimenting with an array of 12 cameras photographing a galloping horse in a sequence of shots.

The human eye could not break down the action at the quick gaits of the trot and gallop. Up until this time, most artists painted horses at a trot with one foot always on the ground; and at a full gallop with the front legs extended forward and the hind legs extended to the rear, and all feet off the ground.

Early Years

Stanford sought Muybridge and hired him to settle the question. In , Muybridge settled Stanford's question with a single photographic negative showing his Standardbred trotting horse named Occident, also fully airborne at the trot.

This negative was lost, but the image survives through woodcuts made at the time the technology for printed reproductions of photographs was still being developed.

Muybridge later made additional studies, as well as improving his camera for quicker shutter speed and faster film emulsions. By , spurred on by Stanford to expand the experiments, Muybridge had successfully photographed a horse at a trot; [32] lantern slides have survived of this later work.

He placed numerous large glass-plate cameras in a line along the edge of the track; the shutter of each was triggered by a thread as the horse passed in later studies he used a clockwork device to set off the shutters and capture the images. He copied the images in the form of silhouettes onto a disc to be viewed in a machine he had invented, which he called a " zoopraxiscope ".

This device was later regarded as an early movie projector, and the process as an intermediate stage toward motion pictures or cinematography. The study is called Sallie Gardner at a Gallop or The Horse in Motion; it shows images of the horse with all feet off the ground.

This did not take place when the horse's legs were extended to the front and back, as imagined by contemporary illustrators, but when its legs were collected beneath its body as it switched from "pulling" with the front legs to "pushing" with the back legs.

Muybridge's Complete human and animal locomotion : all plates from the Animal locomotion

In , Muybridge discovered that a drama critic known as Major Harry Larkyns might have fathered Flora's seven-month-old son Florado. Upon finding him, Muybridge said, "Good evening, Major, my name is Muybridge and here's the answer to the letter you sent my wife", and shot him point-blank. Larkyns died that night, and Muybridge was arrested without protest and put in the Napa jail.

At least four long-time acquaintances testified under oath that the accident had dramatically changed Muybridge's personality, from genial and pleasant to unstable and erratic. The episode interrupted his photography studies, but not his relationship with Stanford, who had arranged for his criminal defense.

Eadweard Muybridge. Movement Four.

Shortly after his acquittal in February , Muybridge left the United States on a previously planned 9-month photography trip to Central America, as a "working exile". Flora petitioned for divorce, but was initially unsuccessful. Her second petition received a favourable ruling, and an order for alimony was entered in April In , Muybridge had the boy moved from a Catholic orphanage to a Protestant one and paid for his care. Photographs of Florado Muybridge as an adult show him to have strongly resembled Muybridge.

Put to work on a ranch as a boy, he worked all his life as a ranch hand and gardener.

In , Florado was hit by a car in Sacramento and killed, at approximately the age of The opening of the Transcontinental Railroad in , and the development of steamships made travel much faster and less arduous than it was in Stanford had asked his friend and horseman Dr. Stillman to write a book analysing The Horse in Motion, which was published in The historian Phillip Prodger later suggested that Stanford considered Muybridge as just one of his employees, and not deserving of special recognition.

Muybridge, looking elsewhere for funding, was more successful. The human models, either entirely nude or very lightly clothed, were photographed against a measured grid background in a variety of action sequences, including walking up or down stairs, hammering on an anvil, carrying buckets of water, or throwing water over one another. Muybridge produced sequences showing farm, industrial, construction, and household work, military maneuvers, and everyday activities. He also photographed athletic activities such as baseball , cricket , boxing , wrestling , discus throwing , and a ballet dancer performing.

Showing a single-minded dedication to scientific accuracy and artistic composition, Muybridge himself posed nude for some of the photographic sequences, such as one showing him swinging a miner's pick.

During , the painter Thomas Eakins briefly worked alongside him, to learn more about the application of photography to the study of human and animal motion. Eakins later favored the use of multiple exposures superimposed on a single photographic negative to study motion more precisely, while Muybridge continued to use multiple cameras to produce separate images which could also be projected by his zoopraxiscope.

Toward the end of this period, Muybridge spent much of his time selecting and editing his photos in preparation for publication. In , the photos were published as a massive portfolio, with plates comprising 20, of the photographs, in a groundbreaking collection titled Animal Locomotion: an Electro-Photographic Investigation of Connective Phases of Animal Movements.

Frames used for animation, frame 12 not used. In , the former governor of California, Leland Stanford, a businessman and race-horse owner, hired Muybridge for some photographic studies.

He had taken a position on a popularly debated question of the day — whether all four feet of a horse were off the ground at the same time while trotting.

In , Muybridge began experimenting with an array of 12 cameras photographing a galloping horse in a sequence of shots. The same question had arisen about the actions of horses during a gallop. The human eye could not break down the action at the quick gaits of the trot and gallop. Up until this time, most artists painted horses at a trot with one foot always on the ground; and at a full gallop with the front legs extended forward and the hind legs extended to the rear, and all feet off the ground.

Stanford sought out Muybridge and hired him to settle the question.

In , Muybridge settled Stanford's question with a single photographic negative showing his Standardbred trotting horse Occident airborne at the trot. This negative was lost, but the image survives through woodcuts made at the time the technology for printed reproductions of photographs was still being developed. He later did additional studies, as well as improving his camera for quicker shutter speed and faster film emulsions. By , spurred on by Stanford to expand the experiments, Muybridge had successfully photographed a horse at a trot;[31] lantern slides have survived of this later work.

He placed numerous large glass-plate cameras in a line along the edge of the track; the shutter of each was triggered by a thread as the horse passed in later studies he used a clockwork device to set off the shutters and capture the images. He copied the images in the form of silhouettes onto a disc to be viewed in a machine he had invented, which he called a zoopraxiscope. This device was later regarded as an early movie projector, and the process as an intermediate stage toward motion pictures or cinematography.

The study is called Sallie Gardner at a Gallop or The Horse in Motion; it shows images of the horse with all feet off the ground. This did not take place when the horse's legs were extended to the front and back, as imagined by contemporary illustrators, but when its legs were collected beneath its body as it switched from "pulling" with the front legs to "pushing" with the back legs. In , Muybridge discovered that a drama critic known as Major Harry Larkyns might have fathered Flora's seven-month-old son Florado.

Upon finding him, Muybridge said, "Good evening, Major, my name is Muybridge and here's the answer to the letter you sent my wife", and shot him point-blank. Larkyns died that night, and Muybridge was arrested without protest and put in the Napa jail. At least four long-time acquaintances testified under oath that the accident had dramatically changed Muybridge's personality, from genial and pleasant to unstable and erratic.

The episode interrupted his photography studies, but not his relationship with Stanford, who had arranged for his criminal defense.

Shortly after his acquittal in February , Muybridge left the United States on a previously planned 9-month photography trip to Central America, as a "working exile". Flora petitioned for divorce, and was initially unsuccessful, but her second petition received a favourable ruling and an order for alimony in April In , Muybridge had the boy moved from a Catholic orphanage to a Protestant one and paid for his care,[36] but otherwise had little to do with him.

Photographs of Florado Muybridge as an adult show him to have strongly resembled Muybridge. Put to work on a ranch as a boy, he worked all his life as a ranch hand and gardener. In , Florado was hit by a car in Sacramento and killed, at approximately the age of The opening of the Transcontinental Railroad in , and the development of steamships made travel much faster and less arduous than it was in Stanford had asked his friend and horseman Dr.

Stillman to write a book analysing The Horse in Motion, which was published in The historian Phillip Prodger later suggested that Stanford considered Muybridge as just one of his employees, and not deserving of special recognition.

Muybridge, looking elsewhere for funding, was more successful. The human models, either entirely nude or very lightly clothed, were photographed against a measured grid background in a variety of action sequences, including walking up or down stairs, hammering on an anvil, carrying buckets of water, or throwing water over one another.

Muybridge produced sequences showing farm, industrial, construction, and household work, military maneuvers, and everyday activities.

He also photographed athletic activities such as baseball, cricket, boxing, wrestling, discus throwing, and a ballet dancer performing.

Showing a single-minded dedication to scientific accuracy and artistic composition, Muybridge himself posed nude for some of the photographic sequences, such as one showing him swinging a miner's pick.

During , the painter Thomas Eakins briefly worked alongside him, to learn more about the application of photography to the study of human and animal motion. Eakins later favoured the use of multiple exposures superimposed on a single photographic negative to study motion more precisely, while Muybridge continued to use multiple cameras to produce separate images which could also be projected by his zoopraxiscope.

Towards the end of this period, Muybridge spent much of his time selecting and editing his photos in preparation for publication. In , the photos were published as a massive portfolio, with plates comprising 20, of the photographs, in a groundbreaking collection titled Animal Locomotion: an Electro-Photographic Investigation of Connective Phases of Animal Movements.

Some of his books are still published today, and are used as references by artists, animators, and students of animal and human movement. In , Muybridge first visited Marey's studio in France and viewed stop-motion studies before returning to the US to further his own work in the same area. While Marey's scientific achievements in the realms of cardiology and aerodynamics as well as pioneering work in photography and chronophotography are indisputable, Muybridge's efforts were to some degree more artistic rather than scientific.

As Muybridge explained, in some of his published sequences he had substituted images where original exposures had failed, in order to illustrate a representative movement rather than producing a strictly scientific recording of a particular sequence. This is often dubbed "bullet time" photography. After his work at the University of Pennsylvania, Muybridge travelled widely and gave numerous lectures and demonstrations of his still photography and primitive motion picture sequences.

At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of , Muybridge presented a series of lectures on the "Science of Animal Locomotion" in the Zoopraxographical Hall, built specially for that purpose in the "Midway Plaisance" arm of the exposition.

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He used his zoopraxiscope to show his moving pictures to a paying public, making the Hall the first commercial movie theater. Eadweard Muybridge returned to his native England in , and continued to lecture extensively throughout Great Britain. He returned to the US once more, in —, to settle financial affairs and to dispose of property related to his work at the University of Pennsylvania. He retained control of his negatives, which he used to publish two popular books of his work, Animals in Motion and The Human Figure in Motion , both of which remain in print over a century later.

On his headstone, his name is misspelled "Eadweard Maybridge". Influence on others According to an exhibition at Tate Britain, "His influence has forever changed our understanding and interpretation of the world, and can be found in many diverse fields, from Marcel Duchamp's painting Nude Descending a Staircase and countless works by Francis Bacon, to the blockbuster film The Matrix and Philip Glass's opera The Photographer.

The University of Pennsylvania Archives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hold a large collection of Muybridge's photographs, equipment, and correspondence.

Open Library

Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University also maintain a large collection of Muybridge's photographs, glass plate negatives, and some equipment including a functioning zoopraxiscope. The show later traveled to other venues and a book-length exhibition catalogue was also published.

The exhibit received favourable reviews from major publications including The New York Times. An exhibition of important items bequeathed by Muybridge to his birthplace of Kingston upon Thames, entitled Muybridge Revolutions, opened at the Kingston Museum on 18 September exactly a century since the first Muybridge exhibition at the Museum and ran until 12 February Cartoon animators often use his photos as a reference when drawing their characters in motion.

The composer Philip Glass's opera The Photographer is based on Muybridge's murder trial, with a libretto including text from the court transcript.After his work at the University of Pennsylvania, Muybridge travelled widely and gave numerous lectures and demonstrations of his still photography and primitive motion picture sequences.

He returned to the US once more, in —, to settle financial affairs and to dispose of property related to his work at the University of Pennsylvania. At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of , Muybridge presented a series of lectures on the "Science of Animal Locomotion" in the Zoopraxographical Hall, built specially for that purpose in the "Midway Plaisance" arm of the exposition. Alongside his remarkable photographic achievements, his personal life was riddled with melodrama, including a near-fatal stagecoach accident, a betrayal and a murder trial.

The historian Phillip Prodger later suggested that Stanford considered Muybridge as just one of his employees, and not deserving of special recognition. He used his zoopraxiscope to show his moving pictures to a paying public, making the Hall the first commercial movie theater.

His remarkable contributions to photography and motion pictures are revered, while his head injury and its cognitive and legal implications are still a matter of debate.

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