Exhibition
July 8 - August 19, 2010

Eadweard Muybridge Animal Locomotion

Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion,1887  Plate 532From July 8 through August 19, Laurence Miller Gallery will present a selection of  original collotypes by Eadweard Muybridge that are among the most significant precursors to contemporary motion pictures. As both detailed scientific study and whimsical artistic expression, popular with 20th century artists and horse lovers as well, these animal and human motion studies appear as fresh today as when first published in Philadelphia in 1887. No wonder artists as diverse as Sol Lewitt, Edgar Degas, and Francis Bacon have been enthralled by this groundbreaking work.

Among the animals featured in this exhibition will be a vulture, a camel, a horse and rider, a cat, a donkey, and a mastiff.  Among the humans recorded will be boxers, fencers, a contortionist, a woman spilling water, a hand in motion, a naked man performing ballet.

All in all, the show is a reminder of why so many people remain enthralled by Muybridge's studies and continue to be inspired and influenced by him. Major holdings of these collotypes are in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., The George Eastman House in Rochester, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, which is featuring a major retrospective of Muybridge through the summer.

 All artworks from the series Animal Locomotion, 1887. Collotype prints approximately 20 x 24"
 

Eadweard Muybridge, Animal locomotion, Plate 69

Animal Locomotion, Plate 69
(Two men running.)
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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 165

Animal Locomotion, Plate 165
(Jumping and pole vaulting.)
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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal locomotion, Plate 268

Animal Locomotion, Plate 268
 (Arising from the ground.)
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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 336

Animal Locomotion, Plate 336
 (Boxing open hand.)
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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotiopn, Plate 344

Animal Locomotion, Plate 344
(Striking a blow with right hand.)
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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 350

Animal Locomotion, Plate 350
 (Fencing.)
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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 369

Animal Locomotion, Plate 369
(First Ballet Action.)
Stamped on recto

 

Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 510

Animal Locomotion, Plate 510
(Contortions on the Ground.)
Stamped recto

Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 532

Animal Locomotion, Plate 532
(Movements of the hand,
drawing a circle.)

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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 625

Animal Locomotion, Plate 625
("Bouquet" galloping.)
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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 643

Animal Locomotion, Plate 643
("Pandora" jumping a hurdle.)
Stamped on recto


 

Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 648

Animal Locomotion, Plate 648
("Hornet" jumping over three horses.)
Stamped on recto


Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 718

Animal Locomotion, Plate 718
(Cat trotting, changing to a gallop.)
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Eadweard Muybridge, Animal locomotion, Plate 738

Animal Locomotion, Plate 738
(Bactrian camel racking.)
Stamped on recto

 
Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion, Plate 765

Animal Locomotion, Plate 765
(Vulture flying.)
Stamped on recto

 

 


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