Is watching Jordan Peele’s latest film nothing more than an exercise in decoding his message?
It’s another equally thrilling and smart ride from the rising director, subtly tackling intersecting ideas about “seeing” and “being seen” along the way.
In tongue-in-cheek answers, Madeleine Holden assigns a Critique My Dick Pic-style review and grade for artists’ photographs of male nudes, ranging from the late 19th century to today.
Harvard scientists successfully recorded five frames of Eadweard Muybridge’s 1887 galloping horse on living bacteria, and retrieved the images in sequence.
Under the institution’s new Open Access policy, images of hundreds of thousands of works from its collection are available to copy, remix, and distribute freely.
The phased movement of Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” (1912) and the frenetic action embodied in Futurism were both inspired by the 19th-century photography of scientist Étienne-Jules Marey.
Clubs for ugly people, ear trumpets designed for mourners, mesmerism as a cure — disability in the 19th century reflected all of the Victorian era’s oddities and societal changes. Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures & Contexts is a digital research archive of text and images on this more overlooked aspect of history.
In a weeklong series, critic and journalist Tyler Green is exploring the attribution of some of Eadweard Muybridge’s images and the possibility that they were in fact from other photographers, such as Muybridge’s friend and rival Carleton Watkins.