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Eadweard Muybrdge

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Postby Grover » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:27 am


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You learn new things ...

A famous landscape photographer, I learned of him just now
... http://www.thesmartset.com/article/article01131101.aspx

The relevant quote for this forum ...
Many of Muybridge’s landscape photographs were government commissions that mixed documentation and propaganda. His series of lighthouses, commissioned in 1871, are stark and exacting. “Pigeon Point Lighthouse” for example, is cut in two by the dark cliffs on the right, the misty water and endless horizon of the ocean on the left. The white tower of the lighthouse rises behind a small white house; the afternoon sun is precise in its carving of shadows on the buildings, making the scene look like a Edward Hopper painting. There are two tiny, feathery figures just to the left of the buildings, standing on the cliff, facing each other. But it is hard to tell. They exist perhaps to show dimensions in the image, to give a sense of proportion between the structures and the horizon. But they are dwarfed by it all.

... and of course, the baffling thought ... why mention Pigeon Point and then use another light to illustrate the article ...

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Here are two I found of PP ... The second might be the image referred to in the article

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"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby Grover » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:02 am


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Some more about the man ... http://calitreview.com/8802

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"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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