However with the dawn of the twentieth century the Lumiere brothers, Edison, and others began to do something with cameras and film that no painter could ever hope to do. They began to make pictures move. Painters had long done "moving" pictures, emotionally speaking, of course. However photographers, now called "film makers," could create moving pictures both figuratively and literally. By projecting a series of slightly differing images at the astounding rate of 25 per second onto a bed sheet, the eye fed the brain images so fast as to create the illusion of a single "motion" picture.
|The Derby of Epsom, 1821, Gericault|
|Muybridge's series of photos indicated any|
number of equine leg configurations
artists might use, but none of them were
like what had traditionally been used.