Technology moves fast, art slower. You could say that
art is still catching up to Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), a pioneer
of stop-motion photography and early filmmaking.
In "Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of
Change," at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, you can see how Muybridge
himself got up to speed with industrialization, mechanization and the
other radical changes of the late 19th century.
His impact on the 20th is difficult to overstate. The writer Rebecca
Solnit, in her 2003 biography, called Muybridge "the man who split the
second," aligning him with the inventor of the atom bomb.
Read the complete review in The New York Times.