Eadweard Muybridge

Michael Dawson Gallery


Muybridge proves the Greek sculptors were correct, and explains the cinema. Time and motion studies, if you like (Hiroshige painted sparrows in flight). Always there’s something like admiration for his photographs, without knowing why exactly. And the answer is right before the eyes all the time in these sculptures looked at all round depicting the unanalyzable quotidian.


And before all this, his large unknown landscapes, prefiguring Ansel Adams but eschewing abstraction for the facts of the matter.

Eadweard Muybridge
Cottonwood Bend.
Valley of the Yosemite.
17 x 21"