Thursday, August 27, 2015

Man Ray 125 -- August 27, 2015

Artist Man Ray was born 125 years ago on 27-August-1890.  Emmanuel Radnitzky was born in Philadelphia; he became interested in art when he was young.  In 1913, he attended the Armory Show in New York, the first place most Americans saw Cubism and Futurism.  Man Ray became interested in Dada.  In 1921, he moved to Paris.

"Le Violon d'Ingres" was one of many photographs he took of his mistress and model, Kiki de Montparnasse.

He made movies as part of a movement called Cinéma Pur, which wanted films to have less plot and character and more vision and movement.


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