Magnet Ray - Black and White

Magnet Ray - Black and White

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Man Ray (1890 - 1976)
Black and white (Kiki (Alice Prin), Noire et blanche) - Gelatin silver print, Exposure print made from the glass plate negative - 20,4 x 28,2 cm - Paris, Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'Art moderne/Centre de création industrielle


Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Artist :
Man Ray (1890-1976)
Art movements :
Modern & Contemporary Art, Surrealism
Original work kept at :
Paris - Musée du Luxembourg
Themes :
Photography, Cinema
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Man Ray (1890-1976)

Born Emmanuel Radnitsky in Philadelphia in 1890, Man Ray is an American multidisciplinary artist. Attracted by the surrealist movement and Dadaism, Man Ray tried in vain to found an American Dadaist movement with Duchamp before joining Paris and the French Dada movement. Painter, photographer but also director Man Ray defined himself as a "fautographe" (French word game between "photographe" and "faute" (mistake)) . His "fault"? Refusing any label, remaining free and passionate. He is particularly known for the creation of the technique of solarization which creates a kind of aura around the characters. Man Ray died in 1976 in Paris and is buried in the cemetery of Montparnasse, on his grave we can read the inscription "Unconcerned, but not indifferent".