Image Mouvante - Moving Image - Québec, Québec
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 46° 47.986 W 071° 13.509
19T E 330203 N 5185317
Quick Description: Ces structures en bois vous permettent d'observer le mouvement d'un cheval lorsque vous passé devant. These wooden structures allow you to observe the movement of a horse when you pass in front of it.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 2/8/2022 7:23:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM15Q5X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Des structures en bois ont été positionnées de telle manière devant le Musée des beaux-arts de Québec qu'il est possible d'observer un cheval, peint sur l'une des structures, avancer. J'en ai fait l'expérience et je peux confirmer que le cheval semble avancer. Cela pourrait s'apparenter à une illusion d'optique mais j'ai trouvé l'expérience tout à fait remarquable.

Renseignement sur un panneau jaune sur le site se lit comme suit:

Image Mouvante:

Mais pourquoi un cheval? En fait, le cheval qui court est la première animation à avoir été conçue! C’est à Edward Muybridge - photographe anglais - qu’on doit cette invention. En 1878, il photographia sa jument Sally avec plusieurs cameras à intervalle rapproché. Les caméras étaient placés le long d’une piste de course, et le cheval activait la caméra avec des fils de détente placés le long de la piste. L’objectif de Muybridge était initialement de prouver qu’à un certain moment donné de sa course, un cheval ne touchait pas au sol. Il a non seulement prouvé son point mais du même coup crée la première animation, ainsi que ce qu’est aujourd’hui considéré comme l’ancêtre du cinema.

Moving Image:

Wooden structures have been positioned in such a way in front of the Quebec Museum of fine arts that allows you to observe a horse, painted on one of the structures, moving forward. I have experienced it and can confirm that the horse does appear to move forward. It could be akin to an optical illusion but I found the experience quite remarkable.

Information of the yellow panel on site reads as follows:

But why a horse? In fact, the running horse is the first animation ever conceived! It is to Edward Muybridge - English photographer - that we owe this invention. In 1878, he photographed his mare Sally with multiple cameras close to one another. The cameras were placed along a race track, and the horse triggered the cameras by running into trip wires. Muybridge's goal was initially to prove that at a given moment all four of a horse's legs were off the ground. He not only proved his point, but managed to create the first ever animation at the same time, which is still today considered the ancestor of cinema.
Title of Piece: Unknown

Artist: Unknown

Material/Media: Wood

Date of Creation or Placement: Unknown

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): En avant du musée des Beaux arts de Quebec - In front of the Quebec's Fine Arts Museum

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

Web link(s) to YouTube or other video: Not listed

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