List of products by artist Man Ray

Emmanuel Rudzitsky , Future Man Ray, was born in 1890 in Philadelphia (USA). From high school, he studied freehand drawing and industrial design . In 1912, it was as a commercial artist Man Ray that debuted in working life. While preparing his first painting exhibition in 1915, Man Ray is not satisfied professional prints presented to him . It is therefore up photography to meet its own criteria requirement and soon became a virtuoso photographer.

"I started as a painter . Photographing my paintings, I discovered the value of their reproduction in black and white. One day I came to destroy the original to keep only the reproduction. From there , I never stopped believing that the painting is a form of expression exceeded , and that the photograph dethrone when the public will be educated visually ... For me, one thing is certain - I need experiment in one form or another. Photography gives me the means , a simpler and faster way than painting . " For the modernist painter that was Man Ray trends , photography becomes the mode of expression of modern art par excellence. The technique replaces the artist's notions of representation and the latter free of these contingencies can explore new modes of expression . It is close to the American branch of the Dada movement in 1920 but conclude that Dada can not live in New York. In 1921 , he arrived in Paris and on the evening of his arrival, Marcel Duchamp introduced the photographer to the surrealists Aragon, Breton , Eluard ... In 1925, Man Ray involved with Arp, Ernst, Masson , Miro and Picasso in the first Surrealist exhibition. For 30 years , he is based in Montparnasse , the artist revolutionized photography. He died in Paris in 1976. Buried in the cemetery of Montparnasse, the epitaph Unconcerned , but not indifferent ( Detached but not indifferent ) is inscribed on his tomb .

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