Influence of photography

Influence of photography - representation and realism and...

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Influence of photography About 1883, American inventor George Eastman produced a film consisting of a long paper strip coated with a sensitive emulsion. In 1889 Eastman produced the first transparent, flexible film support, in the form of ribbons of cellulose nitrate. The invention of roll film marked the end of the early photographic era and the beginning of a period during which thousands of amateur photographers became interested in the new process. In the early 20th century, commercial photography grew rapidly, and improvements in black-and-white photography opened the field to individuals lacking the time and skill to master the earlier, more complicated processes. The first commercial color-film materials, coated glass plates called Autochromes Lumière -- after the process developed by French inventors Auguste and Louis Lumière -- became available in 1907. During this period, color photographs were produced with the three-exposure camera. This prompted a move away from
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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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  • Fall '10
  • KarenRoberts
  • inventor George Eastman, flexible film support, French inventors Auguste, early photographic era, coated glass plates

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