Man Ray

Man Ray

MAN RAY Art History Project By: Maarya Haq An Introduction to Man Ray

Emmanuel Radnitzky 1890-1976 American visual artist Painter, Photographer, Filmmaker Invented Rayographs Significant contributor to Dada and Surrealist movements but ties to each were informal La Cadeau (The Gift) Man Ray, 1921

Laundry iron with row of tacks glued on Surrealist object made in Dada spirit Type of 3 dimensional artwork that included found, modified, and sculpted objects Made on opening day of his first Paris solo exhibition in a burst of inspiration Expressive Symmetrical Was stolen the same day it was made Le Violon dIngres

Man Ray, 1924 Dada period Kiki-de-Montparnasse: Rays lover and favorite sitter, as well as a muse for countless artists Symmetrical and still composition Black and white Spotlight effect Curved body resembling violin Face looks elegant Nude, back facing the audience Made and located in Paris

Object to be Destroyed Man Ray, 1923 Dada period Made in Paris a.k.a. Indestructible Object Secondhand wood metronome with photo of Lee Millers eye to mak connection more explicit Lee Miller: former lover of Rays Expressive

Made 100 of these after stolen original Came with the following instructions: Cut out the eye from a photograph of one who has been loved but is seen no more. Attach the eye to the pendulum of a metronome and regulate the weight to suit the tempo desired. Keep going to the limit of endurance. With a hammer well-aimed, try to destroy the whole at a single blow. Works Cited

"Khan Academy." Khan Academy. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. "Kiki De Montparnasse: Muses, It Women." The Red List. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. "Man Ray Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works." The Art Story. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. "Man Ray, 'Indestructible Object' 1923, Remade 1933, Editioned Replica 1965." Tate. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. "MoMA Learning." MoMA. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2016.

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