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Eadweard Muybridge's Phenakistoscope: A Couple Waltzing

Phenakistoscope 3g07690u.jpg
Original disc
Eadweard Muybridge's phenakistoscope, 1893.jpg
Original disc (white bg)
Phenakistoscope 3g07690d.gif
Detail view
Phenakistoscope 3g07690b.gif
Mirror simulation
Phenakistoscope 3g07690a.gif
Spinning disc

CREATOR Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904, artist.
TITLE The zoopraxiscope* - a couple waltzing (No. 35., title from item.)
SUMMARY Images on a disc which when spun gives the illusion of a couple dancing.
MEDIUM 1 print : lithograph, color.
CREATED/PUBLISHED c1893 (14699Y U.S. Copyright Office). Copyright by Eadweard Muybridge (expired).
SUBJECTS Dance--1890-1900; Locomotion--1890-1900; Optical illusions--1890-1900.
FORMAT Optical toys 1890-1900; Lithographs Color 1890-1900.

Exhibited at "Moving Pictures : The Un-easy Relationship between American Art and Early Film" at the Williams College of Art, MA, and other venues, 2005-2007.

Call number: LOT 10440 [item] [P&P], Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-05949 (digital file from original print), LC-USZC4-7690 (color film copy transparency); Digital ID: ppmsca 05949 (digital file from original), cph 3g07690 (digital file from color film copy transparency); Card #: 00650865. No known restrictions on publication.

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Modifications for Wikipedia

  • Taken from full-size tiff file
  • Cropped, centered, skewed, color corrected
  • Original cut from background and disc rotated 45 degrees,
  • 13 copies rotated at multiples of 27.69 degrees
  • Animated gif versions: removal method return to background, frame delay 15/100 seconds, total runtime 1.95 seconds
  • Mirror simulation version: two black frames set to overlay and merged onto image layer, flipped horizontally
  • Original disc version: converted to jpg, 8/10, progressive 5 scans
  • Recommended accompaniment: Johannes Brahms's 16 Waltzes, Op.39, #1


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current23:55, 11 March 2013Thumbnail for version as of 23:55, 11 March 2013800 × 800 (2.35 MB)JbartaReverted to version as of 06:34, 28 March 2007. Revert for the moment until the request at the en:WP Graphics Lab get's sorted out
23:40, 11 March 2013Thumbnail for version as of 23:40, 11 March 2013800 × 800 (2.62 MB)Jbartamirroe frames and reverse direction of dancers
06:34, 28 March 2007Thumbnail for version as of 06:34, 28 March 2007800 × 800 (2.35 MB)Trialsanderrors

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