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Christian Glennon Global Art Research Paper: The Artist in the Global Studio park-like attraction. He benefited from a culture of people excited to have photos of themselves, and ran a successful studio practice.

In 1872, Muybridge was commissioned by a former governor of California, Leland Stanford5, to photograph a racing horse. Stanford had made a bet that a horse moving at full gallop lifts all four hooves off the ground - but technology beyond the human eye would be needed to prove the matter. The inventive artist Muybridge was up for the challenge. He began work leading to the design of a multi-camera electromagnetic system that would capture a galloping horse using up to 24 precisely timed cameras.6 Muybridge’s first attempts were inconclusive, but by 1873 the point had been proven that a horse does in fact lift all its hooves off the ground in gallop.7

Muybridge was inspired to continue his studies of motion, but the effort was sharply interrupted in 1874 when Muybridge murdered the man who impregnated his wife.8 As Muybridge was quite well known by this time, news of the murder and subsequent trial spread quickly. Friends and colleagues of Muybridge brought claims that he could not be held responsible for his actions due to his neurological damage, although Muybridge himself pleaded guilty to deliberately shooting the man. The jury voted to acquit Muybridge of the charges not due to his mental disability, but on the grounds of justifiable homicide.9 Muybridge moved to Central America and attempted to change the focus of his work, but drifted back to the study of animal motion.

Gardner ​“Art through the Ages”​ p.838 (2015) Hammond, Michael. ​“Eadweard Muybridge” ​(2013) 7 J. P. Ward. "Muybridge, Eadweard." 8 Shimamura, Arthur P. ​“Muybridge in Motion”​ (2002) 9 Shimamura, Arthur P. ​“Muybridge in Motion”​ (2002) 5 6

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