Man Ray

Author: John Harris,Ware,Man Ray,Katherine Ware,J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892365111

Category: Art

Page: 148

View: 1773


On photography of man Ray

Man Ray

Author: Arthur Lubow

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300262760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 1380


A biography of the elusive but celebrated Dada and Surrealist artist and photographer connecting his Jewish background to his life and art Man Ray (1890–1976), a founding father of Dada and a key player in French Surrealism, is one of the central artists of the twentieth century. He is also one of the most elusive. In this new biography, journalist and critic Arthur Lubow uses Man Ray’s Jewish background as one filter to understand his life and art. Man Ray began life as Emmanuel Radnitsky, the eldest of four children born in Philadelphia to a mother from Minsk and a father from Kiev. When he was seven the family moved to the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, where both parents worked as tailors. Defying his parents’ expectations that he earn a university degree, Man Ray instead pursued his vocation as an artist, embracing the modernist creed of photographer and avant-garde gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz. When at the age of thirty Man Ray relocated to Paris, he, unlike Stieglitz, made a clean break with his past.

Man Ray

Author: Jennifer Mundy

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064584

Category: Art

Page: 424

View: 498


Man Ray (1890 –1976) was a pioneer of the Dada movement in the United States and France and a central protagonist of Surrealism. Today he is one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century, celebrated above all for his innovative and often seductively glamorous photography. Surprisingly, given Man Ray’s key role in the history of early-twentieth-century Modernism, a comprehensive collection of his writings on art has not been published in English until now. Man Ray: Writings on Art fills a conspicuous gap in scholarship on the artist and his period. It brings together his most significant writings, many of them published here for the first time. These occasionally quixotic texts, which include artist books, essays, interviews, letters, and visual poems, reveal the incredible scale of the artist’s output and the remarkable continuity of his aesthetic and political beliefs. This volume offers a long overdue vision of Man Ray as someone who used words both as a creative medium and as a means of articulating ideas about the nature and value of art. With richly reproduced illustrations, it provides powerful insight not only to scholars of art history and academics, but also to working artists and those who count themselves as Man Ray fans.

Man Ray in Paris

Author: Erin C. Garcia,Man Ray

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060600

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 8819


American artist Man Ray spend the most productive years of his career, during the 1920s and 1930s, in Paris.

Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris

Author: Mark Braude

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324006021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1941


A dazzling portrait of Paris’s forgotten artist and cabaret star, whose incandescent life asks us to see the history of modern art in new ways. In freewheeling 1920s Paris, Kiki de Montparnasse captivated as a nightclub performer, sold out gallery showings of her paintings, starred in Surrealist films, and shared drinks and ideas with the likes of Jean Cocteau and Marcel Duchamp. Her best-selling memoir—featuring an introduction by Ernest Hemingway—made front-page news in France and was immediately banned in America. All before she turned thirty. Kiki was once the symbol of bohemian Paris. But if she is remembered today, it is only for posing for several now-celebrated male artists, including Amedeo Modigliani and Alexander Calder, and especially photographer Man Ray. Why has Man Ray’s legacy endured while Kiki has become a footnote? Kiki and Man Ray met in 1921 during a chance encounter at a café. What followed was an explosive decade-long connection, both professional and romantic, during which the couple grew and experimented as artists, competed for fame, and created many of the shocking images that cemented Man Ray’s reputation as one of the great artists of the modern era. The works they made together, including the Surrealist icons Le Violon d’Ingres and Noire et blanche, now set records at auction. Charting their volatile relationship, award-winning historian Mark Braude illuminates for the first time Kiki’s seminal influence not only on Man Ray’s art, but on the culture of 1920s Paris and beyond. As provocative and magnetically irresistible as Kiki herself, Kiki Man Ray is the story of an exceptional life that will challenge ideas about artists and muses—and the lines separating the two.

Man Ray

Author: Los Angeles County Museum of Art,Man Ray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Artists

Page: 148

View: 2456


Man Ray, 1890-1976

Author: Man Ray,Ronny Van de Velde (Gallery : Antwerp, Belgium)

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Artists

Page: 362

View: 7362


Included here are Man Ray's portraits of Breton, Yves Tanguy, Jean Cocteau, Lee Miller, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Gertrude Stein, now classic images that embody the idea of the creative persona.

Man Ray

Author: Neil Baldwin

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 449

View: 1806


This story, enriched by previously unpublished material and the close cooperation of Juliet Man Ray, the artist's widow, should stand for years to come as the definitive story of the life and times of one of the greatest of modern artists.

Alias Man Ray

Author: Mason Klein,Man Ray,George Thomas Baker,Merry A. Foresta,Lauren Schell Dickens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 352


New York Dadaist, Parisien surrealist, international portraitist & fashion photographer, this work considers how the career of Man Ray was shaped by his turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrant experience & his lifelong evasion of his past.

Man Ray

Author: Man Ray,Kimmel/Cohn Photography Arts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 12

View: 4365