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Hypology, the science that studies the movements of horses by comparing them to the mechanics of an engine, was considered long ago, by the two famous photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne Jules Marey at the end of the 18th century. Their approach was mathemathical, more precisely, they applied analytic geometry to the study of movement. Their images were strange joints between elementary geometry and organic forms - bodies.

Chronophotography, instead, does not so much consider the acting subject (a horse, a bird or a man) but underlines the importance of the stroboscopic line drawn by a body in motion - through the (in)visibility of its speed.