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Animal Locomotion - An Electrophotographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements. Plate 332. Boxing, cross-buttocks [Vol. 5 Males (Pelvis Cloth)]



Eadweard Muybridge

England, United States of America

1830 – 1904

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    collotype plate
    24.3 x 29.5 cm image; 48.5 x 61.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated

    Purchased 1989
    Not on display
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    Artist information
    Eadweard Muybridge

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  • About

    Muybridge was a pioneer in the advancement of photography and the development of the moving picture. Studies of movement became a widespread fascination later in the nineteenth century and improvements in photographic techniques allowed for a lower exposure time making these studies feasible. Having started his investigations in the 1870s, 'Animal Locomotion' is Muybridge's greatest work taking from 1884 to 1886 to complete. It contains 781 plates of animal and human movement for scientific and artistic purposes.

    'Mr. Muybridge is not only an original but a daring man. He has smitten one of the gods of British ideology. Not the least instructive part of his lecture was his contrast between the positions of animals as shown in ancient or modern art with their true positions as shown by themselves in presence of the camera'. G.A. Sala, 'Tribune', New York, 24 June 1882.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Judy Annear and Daniel Mudie Cunningham, The Image of Man, Sydney, 1997. no catalogue numbers

    • Anthony Bond, Body, 'Embodying the Real', pg. 11-80, Sydney, 1997, 32, 147 (illus.). figure 155, cat.no. 110

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