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Man Ray

Man Ray

United States • Born in: 1890

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Man Ray, born Emmanuel Rudnitsky in Philadelphia, 1890. He was initially enrolled in architecture before devoting himself entirely to art.

After beginning an advertising career in New York, 1912, he rubbed shoulders with avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp. Man Ray's artistic production fluctuated between painting and photography. He attempted to create an American branch in 1915 of the Dada movement with Marcel Duchamp, but it was unsuccessful and Man Ray gave up the idea in 1920, stating that the movement can't exist in New York.

Man Ray arrived in Paris, joining the French Dada movement with Duchamp in 1921. He presented his initial "Ready Made" after a few trials painted with a spray gun, but he eventually turned towards photography as he found this medium to be the most interesting for his artistic research. Man Ray often took photos of famous people such as Jean Cocteau and James Joyce.

Man Ray revolutionized photography for over thirty years and completed the nude series of Meret Oppenheim. Upon discovered the solarization technique, Man Ray managed to develop his artistic approach, by adding a kind of a halo around the characters, each of them positioned in a surrealistic manner.

Throughout his life, Man Ray continued his photography work, but he also expressed himself through painting, assembling and collage. In 1976, he died in Paris and was buried at the Montparnasse cemetery. The inscription reads, "Unconcerned, but not indifferent", on his tombstone. Man Ray became one of the greatest artists of the dada and surrealist period by revolutionizing global photography.

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Symphony on Orchestra, Man Ray

Symphony on Orchestra

Man Ray

Print - 76.5 x 56.5 x 0.2 cm

€2,100

Untitled Portrait of Female, Man Ray

Untitled Portrait of Female

Man Ray

Photography - 25.7 x 26 cm

€3,113

Cactus danzante, Man Ray

Cactus danzante

Man Ray

Print - 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm

€990

De l'origine des espèces par voie de sélection irrationnelle, Man Ray

De l'origine des espèces par voie de sélection irrationnelle

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 36 x 0.2 cm

€4,800

Danza Di Corda, Man Ray

Danza Di Corda

Man Ray

Print - 56 x 75 cm

€4,200

Sans titre, Man Ray

Sans titre

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 36 x 1 cm

€3,800

Sans titre, Man Ray

Sans titre

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 36 x 1 cm

€3,600

Untitled - 4, Man Ray

Untitled - 4

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

€1,500

Untitled - 3, Man Ray

Untitled - 3

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

€1,500

Untitled - 1, Man Ray

Untitled - 1

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

€900

Decanter, Man Ray

Decanter

Man Ray

Print - 94 x 94 x 0.1 cm

€8,500

Untitled - 2, Man Ray

Untitled - 2

Man Ray

Print - 49 x 34.5 cm

€500

Fenêtre intérieure, Man Ray

Fenêtre intérieure

Man Ray

Print - 50 x 37.5 x 0.3 cm

€3,800

La Ballade Des Dames Hors Du Temps, Man Ray

La Ballade Des Dames Hors Du Temps

Man Ray

Print - 67 x 50 cm

€4,200

Double Face, Man Ray

Double Face

Man Ray

Print - 70 x 51 x 0.2 cm

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Mythologie Moderne II, Man Ray

Mythologie Moderne II

Man Ray

Print - 54 x 40 x 0.3 cm

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Cadeau, Man Ray

Cadeau

Man Ray

Sculpture - 16.5 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm

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Cadeau, 1921, Man Ray

Cadeau, 1921

Man Ray

Sculpture - 10.2 x 6.5 x 8.9 cm

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Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray

Portrait of Marcel Duchamp

Man Ray

Print - 38.1 x 27.9 cm

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Woman in Landscape, Man Ray

Woman in Landscape

Man Ray

Print - 40 x 34 x 0.1 cm

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Electro-magie, Man Ray

Electro-magie

Man Ray

Print - 37.4 x 27.8 x 0.2 cm

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Who is the artist?

Man Ray, born Emmanuel Rudnitsky in Philadelphia, 1890. He was initially enrolled in architecture before devoting himself entirely to art.

After beginning an advertising career in New York, 1912, he rubbed shoulders with avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp. Man Ray's artistic production fluctuated between painting and photography. He attempted to create an American branch in 1915 of the Dada movement with Marcel Duchamp, but it was unsuccessful and Man Ray gave up the idea in 1920, stating that the movement can't exist in New York.

Man Ray arrived in Paris, joining the French Dada movement with Duchamp in 1921. He presented his initial "Ready Made" after a few trials painted with a spray gun, but he eventually turned towards photography as he found this medium to be the most interesting for his artistic research. Man Ray often took photos of famous people such as Jean Cocteau and James Joyce.

Man Ray revolutionized photography for over thirty years and completed the nude series of Meret Oppenheim. Upon discovered the solarization technique, Man Ray managed to develop his artistic approach, by adding a kind of a halo around the characters, each of them positioned in a surrealistic manner.

Throughout his life, Man Ray continued his photography work, but he also expressed himself through painting, assembling and collage. In 1976, he died in Paris and was buried at the Montparnasse cemetery. The inscription reads, "Unconcerned, but not indifferent", on his tombstone. Man Ray became one of the greatest artists of the dada and surrealist period by revolutionizing global photography.

What is Man Ray’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Surrealist Artists, American Icons, Magic Realism, Dada, Avant-garde artists

When was Man Ray born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1890