Friday, April 4, 2008

Man Ray

A major figure in Dada and Surrealism, Man Ray is not as well known to the general public as Salvador Dali or even René Magritte. Best known for his avant-garde photography, Man Ray was also a painter and a creator of what he referred to as "objects" (assemblage sculpture, typically using "found" objects).

I love this statement from Man Ray:

I say anybody who does creative art is a sacred person. I do not care what he does. Whether he paints academic pictures or he is modern or different from anything else.

I like that.

Gift, 1921

Untitled rayograph, 1922

Untitled rayograph, 1922

Observatory Time, the Lovers, 1934

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