Walking and throwing a handkerchief over shoulders by Eadweard Muybridge (1884-85)

The series of photographs titled “Walking and throwing a handkerchief over shoulders” is the work of Eadweard Muybridge, created in the years 1884 to 1885. It comprises multiple sequential images that capture the motion of a nude figure walking and tossing a handkerchief over their shoulder.

In this composition, there are 12 frames arranged in a grid, capturing the motion of a person engaged in the described action. The figure is shown in a side profile against a dark background, which highlights a grid pattern likely used for reference points. This series of images is characteristic of Muybridge’s work, which was pioneering in the study of human and animal locomotion. Muybridge’s method of capturing sequential frames has been fundamental in the development of motion picture technology. These photographs provided invaluable insights into motion and were considered groundbreaking at the time for their scientific and artistic contributions.

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