Miller shows us more than just photographs and paintings in this show. This is one of the reasons why it is so appealing. He keeps on nudging us, encouraging us to think more widely, to think about how what Muybridge and others did had an impact on art, photography, books, film, the theatre. Didn’t Busby Berkeley’s gorgeous choreography, all that brilliant sequencing of movement, owe a debt to what Muybridge discovered? And didn’t Berkeley’s choreography also remind us of the way in which Cubism broke up the human figure? Yes, and yes again. Undoubtedly.
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