Eadweard Muybridge. The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs - Critiques (2)

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"Cette galerie de personnages délicieusement surannée suffit à elle seule à donner toute sa saveur au feuilletage de cet objet fascinant et plein de charme."— Weekend Le Vif l’Express, Bruxelles, Belgique
"Gigantisches-Opus zum Pionier der fotografischen Bewegungsstudien. Stellt das Muybridge’sche Lebenswerk vor und würdigt es."— fotoMagazin, Hamburg, Allemagne
"Grazie alla conoscenza di Leland Stanford, Eadweard Muybridge cominciò il lavoro per il quale doveva assurgere alla notorietà e che TASCHEN ripropone ad un prezzo appetibilissimo, in specie perchè l'originale è di arduo reperimento anche nelle biblioteche più fornite."— Exibart, Torino, Italie
"Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) was a photographic pioneer; famed for his stop-motion studies of human and animal locomotion…As well as lecturing extensively Muybridge published his photographic studies in books such as The Horse in Motion (1878) Animal Locomotion (1887) and The Human Figure in Motion (1901). Although the scientific value of his work has been disputed, there is no doubt of his lasting influence on artists from Degas to Francs Bacon. Choreographers too have found him a source of inspiration, drawn to his sequences of pure, frozen movement…Muybridge’s images have a wonderful way of revealing the physicality of movement –suddenly, you see the trust of motion. Some sequences capture the body at an acute angle, or with the weight so far ahead of itself is has to go forward – there’s no possibility of return.. Muybridge’s photographs reveal the extremity in the most unexceptional of actions: simply walking or running. There are certain moments when you see them laid out in front of you – it is quite wonderful. You can only observe this if you slow them down or stop the movement…To my surprise when u look at the series about human movement, the dancers are actually the least interesting. With the ‘fancy’ dancer – and also with Muybridge’s nudes – you sense a self consciousness in the model – that seems to inhibit the movement. When the model sees himself from the outside movement doesn’t quite move the same way – the second you think about it, you become self-conscious and freeze. You have to invest you attention in something else for the movement to be spontaneous and full-blooded, to reveal itself; it can be the simplest of tasks like walking, running, jumping, throwing. Would motion studies of ballet dancing be more compelling than the ‘fancy dancing’? Perhaps, if Muybridge had captured a full bodied leap…Ballet is only truly interesting when the dancers move – otherwise it’s only a series of 19th-century poses. Lovely as an image, perhaps, but it’s not what gives us a kick. We wouldn’t go unless they moved…the most interesting Muybridge studies remind us that movement is a force, not just an action performed by a body…the body suddenly looks strangely unfamiliar and imbued with a tremendous force and a power. You see a flash of an unimagined potential you wouldn’t see when encountering the action or the body in flesh."— Kim Brandstrup, Royal Ballet choreographer, Dance Gazette, Royal Academy of Dance, London, Royaume-Uni
"La apuesta que cambió la fotografía. Un libro sobre Muybridge recuerda cómo este pionero abuelo del efecto Matrix captó por primera vez las fases de la carrera de un caballo. (…) Así desde sus primeras ideas sobre anatomía y movimiento hasta sus últimos experimentos fotográficos, la obra editada por TASCHEN reproduce al completo las 781 láminas del rompedor Animal Locomotion (1887)."— Grupo Vocento, Madrid, Espagne
"Serienbilder von Mensch und Tier in vielerlei Bewegung machten Muybridge zum Pionier der Wissenschaftsfotografie und waren Vorläufer des Films. Dieser Band zeigt Hunderte seiner als Kunstwerke noch immer faszinierenden Bildreihen."— Vogue, München, Allemagne
"Muybridge was the first person to recognise the potential for photography to convey movement, speed and vitality and produced a plethora of fabulous images of man and beast racing around."— The Independent, London, Royaume-Uni
"Il a été le premier à traduire par la photographie un mouvement linéaire et continu: imposante monographie d’Eadward Muybridge qui privilégie ses célèbres Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs…H.C Adams rappelle que Muybridge fut considéré longtemps davantage comme un scientifique que comme un artiste. On peut en débattre, mais il ouvre cependant une voie considérable à l’image en mouvement qui préfigure le cinéma."— Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace, Strasbourg, France
"L'ossessione del movimento, le meraviglie del movimento. Il fotografo inglese Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) ha passato la vita a studiare il movimento umano e animale, ritraendo centinaia di fotogrammi di persone che corrono, camminano, tirano di box, di scherma... Un affascinante volume ora raccoglie le sue opere antesignane del cinema 'Eadweard Muybridge' di Hans Christian Adam."— L'Unità, Roma, Italie
"Wer sich für die Geschichte der Fotografie interessiert, stößt früher oder später auf Eadweard Muybridge. … Ein sagenhafter 804-Seiten-starker Bildband mit spannenden bis amüsanten Einblicken."— DigitalPHOTO, Kiel, Allemagne
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