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Christian Glennon Global Art Research Paper: The Artist in the Global Studio primary factor behind his work. While any injury is certainly unfortunate, if Muybridge hadn’t been involved in that fateful 1860 coach accident he might not have entered the realm of photography and created the legacy he is known for today. Despite the adverse effects of the neurological damage, it is also likely that the changes in thinking enabled his artistic abilities. In modern times, mental illness caused by disease or injury is often stigmatized, but Muybridge is just another example of the belief that having an “unusua or “wrong” state of mind can have a positive impact on art by allowing the artist unique imaginative abilities.

Left: Marcel Duchamp ​“Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2)”​ (1913) Right: Eadweard Muybridge ​Woman Walking Down Stairs​ (1887)

Influences of Muybridge’s work can be seen today in countless works of a wide variety of genres, artistic and scientific. David Campany of Tate Britain described historical time being seemingly split into two epochs: before Muybridge, and after Muybridge.11 Foremost was the understanding of the motion of horses and how their stride does not actually look the way artists and scientists of prior times thought it did. But of equal importance was the shift into art based just as much on mathematical perfection as on aesthetic beauty, as is described in artist Mel

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Campany, David. ​"Moving with the Times." ​(2010)

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In April 2018, the Cornish College of the Arts Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee launched an inaugural two-week exhibition, In...

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