Muybridge, The First Fall, 1867
Muybridge/ Pi-Wi-Ack (Shower of Stars), Vernal Falls, 400 Feet, Valley of Yosemite 1872 photograph | albumen print
The identity of the background of a drawing is quite different from that of the white surface (weißer Papierfläche) on which it is inscribed. We might even deny it that identity by thinking of it as surge of white waves (though these might not even be distinguishable to the naked eye.) (eventuell mit bloßem Auge nicht unterscheidbarer) (604/83).
Framing Pictures, Transcending Marks: Walter Benjamin’s ‘On Paintings, Signs