Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I had a conniption fit when we talked about Giacomo Balla's painting, Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, in my Early 20th-Century class today:

I felt like I had seen this painting before, perhaps at a traveling exhibition. It's beautiful nonetheless.

Second, I also had a conniption fit in class when we discusssed these photographs by Eadweard Muybridge. I recall seeing a great deal of his catalogue at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk years ago. I thought it was so cool that he proved, just by taking photographs, that when horses gallop, all four of their hooves leave the ground. I also recall that he was a pervert. I believe his work was shown with John Singer Sargent's portraits of children.

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