55 MOVEMENT

THE REWARDS OF DESCRIBING MOVEMENT WITH A STATIC MEDIUM

Although inherently static, painting and sculpture do sometimes try to convey a sense of movement. In classical and Baroque painting, figures were often depicted in motion, and the sense of motion was often increased by the use of devices such as flowing lines running through the composition as well as the literal depiction of moving forms. In the early twentieth century, the Italian Futurists Filippo Marinetti (1876–1944), Gino Severini (1883–1966), Umberto Boccioni (1882–1916), and Giacomo Balla (1871–1958) used stop-motion images to convey the dynamics of motion, which were much influenced by the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904). Muybridge pioneered stop-motion ...

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