The end of the nineteenth century saw the first motion pictures, due to Eadweard Muybridge’s zoopraxiscope, Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope, and later to the cinematograph of the Lumière brothers. The perception of reality changed. The cinema presented a new way of seeing the world because of the way it captured motion and fragmented reality in black and white planes. Some of these ideas can also be found in Cubist paintings. Did you know that Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso were avid cinemagoers?
The Lumière cinematograph used as a projector, in 1897. Operated by the chief engineer at the Lumière factories, Mr. Moisson, who was also in charge of the cinematograph prototype demonstrations.