In 1867 Muybridge was hired by Leland Stanford, then governor of California, to photographically prove that at some point during a horse’s gallop all four feet are off the ground. To help Stanford, Muybridge designed a faster shutter and a...
Motion study; Walking a dog; Female nude in art; Nudes (representations); Collotype; Photography-California
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) is the celebrated Victorian era essayist, satirist, historian, and philosopher. Of Scottish birth, Carlyle was raised Calivinist, and then came to critique Christianity in his work while still maintaining his faith,...
Portrait photography; Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881; Women photographers
Portrait of dancer Ruth St. Denis, wearing an elaborate costume. Created during St. Denis' European tour of 1908, "The Yogi" was a solo composition that incorporated yoga exercises in its reflection of Indian spirituality. The dance required rigid...
Portrait photography; Black-and-white photography; St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968; Dance costume
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