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English: Eadweard Muybridge's Phenakistoscope: A Couple Waltzing


Eadweard Muybridge's Phenakistoscope: A Couple Waltzing

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Original disc
Eadweard Muybridge's phenakistoscope, 1893.jpg
Original disc (white bg)
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Detail view
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Mirror simulation
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Spinning disc

CREATOR Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904, artist.
TITLE The zoopraxiscope* - a couple waltzing (No. 35., title from item.)
SUMMARY Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a couple dancing.
MEDIUM 1 print : lithograph, color.
CREATED/PUBLISHED c1893 (14699Y U.S. Copyright Office). Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge (expired).
SUBJECTS Dance--1890-1900; Locomotion--1890-1900; Optical illusions--1890-1900.
FORMAT Optical toys 1890-1900; Lithographs Color 1890-1900.

Exhibited at "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relationship between American Art and Early Film" at the Williams College of Art, MA, and other venues, 2005-2007.

Call number: LOT 10440 [item] [P&P], Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-05949 (digital file from original print), LC-USZC4-7690 (color film copy transparency); Digital ID: ppmsca 05949 (digital file from original), cph 3g07690 (digital file from color film copy transparency); Card #: 00650865. No known restrictions on publication.

This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ppmsca.05949.
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Deutsch: Phenakistiskop: Walzer tanzendes Paar

Urheber: Eadweard Muybridge, 1830-1904
Titel: Das Zoopraxiskop* - ein Walzer tanzendes Paar
Farblithographie, geschaffen/veröffentlicht 1893, Copyright Eadweard Muybridge (abgelaufen).
* Anmerkung: Die Bilder zeigen kein Zoopraxiskop, sondern einen Vorläufer, das Phenakistiskop.

Beschreibung: 13 Einzelbilder sind auf einer Scheibe angeordnet (linkes Bild). Zwischen den Bildern sind radial kleine Sehschlitze angeordnet. Wird die Scheibe vor einem Spiegel senkrecht gehalten und gedreht und blickt man von hinten durch die Sehschlitze auf das Spiegelbild der Scheibe, so wird die Illusion einer Bewegung des tanzenden Paares erzeugt. (Das dritte Bild simuliert den Blick durch den Sehschlitz.) Für die Animation wurden die Einzelbilder entsprechend gedreht. Jedes Bild ist 15/100 Sekunden sichtbar, ein Umlauf dauert 1,95 Sekunden.
Français : Couple dansant la valse. Simulation de l'effet recherché par l'auteur original (Eadweard Muybridge) à partir des gravures d'un Phénakistiscope.

Modifications for Wikipedia[edit]

  • Taken from full-size tiff file
  • Cropped, centered, skewed, color corrected
  • Original cut from background and disc rotated 45 degrees,
  • 13 copies rotated at multiples of 27.69 degrees
  • Animated gif versions: removal method return to background, frame delay 15/100 seconds, total runtime 1.95 seconds
  • Mirror simulation version: two black frames set to overlay and merged onto image layer, flipped horizontally
  • Original disc version: converted to jpg, 8/10, progressive 5 scans
  • Recommended accompaniment: Johannes Brahms's 16 Waltzes, Op.39, #1


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