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Stop Motion

Early photographers discovered that the camera could do something the human eye could not: it could capture and analyse rapid movement. And it revealed that artists had always depicted galloping horses incorrectly.

Stop Motion

Dates
Sat 13 Jul09:00 - 17:00
Sun 14 Jul09:00 - 17:00
Mon 15 Jul09:00 - 17:00
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Location
Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam
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The photo camera is an indispensable instrument

Our exhibition Stop Motion focuses on the unique moment in the history of science, art and photography when the camera was found to be superior to the human eye. It became an essential tool for observing and recording the world around us.

Here, for the first time, the Rijksmuseum presents some 25 original prints of the world famous photographs by British-American photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904). The selection includes images that where the first to accurately document the movements of humans and wild and domestic animals. These prints are accompanied in this exhibition by glass negatives by the French photographer and scientist Étienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904), who was conducting similar movement studies in the same period.

Dates and times

Friday 12 July09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13 July09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 14 July09:00 - 17:00

Stop Motion

Dates
Sat 13 Jul09:00 - 17:00
Sun 14 Jul09:00 - 17:00
Mon 15 Jul09:00 - 17:00
More dates
Location
Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam
Show in Google Maps