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- DescriptionParis after World War I was teeming with Americans. Bon vivants seeking escape from prohibition mingled with artists and intellectuals, all pursuing their dreams in the City of Light. The American Modernist Man Ray (1890 1976) spent the 1920s and 1930s in Paris, where experimental expression was flourishing. While he considered himself to be primarily a painter and also worked in film, sculpture, and collage, his best-kwn and most invative medium was photography.Man Ray arrived in Paris in 1921 full of creative energy. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp s readymades mundane objects that became works of art in the gallery context Man Ray spontaneously created an assemblage during a party by combining carpet tacks and an iron, which he then photographed. Soon afterward, he began to experiment with cameraless photography and devised his Rayographs abstract images produced by placing objects directly on photographic paper and exposing it to light.He eventually became an influential figure in the city s avant-garde circles and began to make striking portraits of many of its luminaries, including Pablo Picasso, James Joyce, Jean Cocteau, Joan Miro, and Gertrude Stein. His work inspired other photographers and encouraged painters, including the Surrealists Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali, to experiment with the medium.Through its fascinating text and numerous photographs, this volume vividly demonstrates why Man Ray is still considered to be one of the most inventive and exciting artists of the twentieth century.
- Author BiographyErin C. Garcia, former assistant curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, is currently an independent curator in San Francisco. She is the author of Photography as Fiction (Getty Publications, 2011).
- PublisherGetty Trust Publications
- Date of Publication31/05/2011
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLos Angeles
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGetty Publications
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, colour illustrations
- Weight666 g
- Width150 mm
- Height250 mm
- Spine15 mm
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