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Unformatted text preview: representation and realism and towards abstraction. If you can capture a scene with the snap of the shutter then why sit there for hours copying it in paint. Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904), English-American photographer and motion picture pioneer, known for his photographs of animals and people in motion. In 1877 he demonstrated through photographs that when a horse runs, there is a moment when all of the animal's feet are off the ground, and that the feet are tucked beneath the animal at that moment. In 1881 he invented the zoopraxiscope, a device by which he reproduced on a screen horse races, the flights of birds, and athletic contests. He wrote The Horse in Motion (1878) and Animal Locomotion (11 vol., including 100,000 photographic plates, 1887). Portions of the latter work were published under the titles Animals in Motion and The Human Figure in Motion (1901). Through Pictures such as these people became used to seeing figures or parts of figures at the same time...
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