An exhibition on the Kingston born artist Eadweard Muybridge, will be running at the Tate Britain until January 16.

Muybridge at Tate Britain


By Kezia Coleman


 An exhibition on the Kingston born artist Eadweard Muybridge, will be running at the Tate Britain until January 16.


Muybridge famously proved that a horse can fly, by getting a galloping horse to trigger the shutters of a succession of cameras. This experiment proved what no eye had previously seen, that a horse lifts all four hooves off the ground at one point when it is running.


Muybridge invented the zoopraxiscope, a method of projecting animated versions of his photographs as short moving sequences. He pushed the limits of the camera’s possibilities, creating world-famous images of animals and humans in motion.


This exhibition brings together the full range of his art for the first time. Kingston Museum and the University’s Stanley Picker Gallery also have their own unique Muybridge collections.


Concessions are £8.50 for Tate Britain.

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