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Man Ray (Man Ray, August 27, 1890, Philadelphia, USA — November 18, 1976, Paris, France) American photographer and artist who most of his life in France. Man ray was born under the name of Emmanuel Radnitzky in the family of Russian Jewish immigrants. The family changed the name, fearing anti-Semitic attacks. A large part of the childhood of ray was held in new York. Still in school he began to study drawing and drawing and then studied art at the Ferrer School. Ray was particularly interested in modern avant-garde art. Soon he met with the famous Alfred Stiglitz, who instilled in him a passion for photography, and with Marcel Duchamp, who drew him into the ranks of the Dadaists. In 1921 ray moved to Paris and settled in Montparnasse and met such prominent figures as James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Jean Cocteau. He continues to do mostly photography, experimenting with techniques and developing his own style, which is called "Rayograph". 20 years takes a lot of avant-garde short films with Marcel Duchamp and Fernand Leger. In 1940 the war forces him to leave France: he moved to Los Angeles, exhibiting his paintings and photographs, succeeds in Hollywood, but at the first opportunity returned to Paris. Here, the artist will live the rest of their days, continuing to study painting and photography.

Features of works of man raydespite the fact that he wrote very talented and very successful paintings, the Central place in his works is still occupied photo. The revolutionary technique, which he called "Rayographs", man ray invented by accident. The process of creating pictures without using the camera’s light-sensitive paper. In this technique ray worked until the end of life.

Famous works of man ray: "Ingres ' Violin", "Glass tears", "Rayograph", "Gift".

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Summer of 1936, Pablo Picasso spent in the south of France with friends. Man Ray, who had taken many pictures of the artist in his time, captured Picasso with his dog, an Afghan hound named Kazbek.
This text was originally published in Russian and automatically translated to English.

Vladimir Osipov
, August 4, 2018 02:04 PM 0
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у кого деньги, у того и друзья
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1922, 22.2×17.1 cm
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