Tuesday, 5 October 2010

forms of sequence: visual langauge.

This iconic sequence of running motion of a horse with jockey was made famous by photographer Eadwaerd Muybridge, the man responsible for the pioneering of capturing motion and the development of the zoopraxiscope in which the motion pictures could be showcased.

The discovery was made when, in 1872, the former Governor of California (and race-horse owner) debated whether, at any time in motion, all four of a horse's hooves would lift from the ground at once- and employed photographer Muybridge to try to answer his curiousity, and, of course, Muybridge proved this is one singular negative.

Sequences such as these have also been presented historically in motion in the form of zoetrobes, and other such items.

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