March 6, 2012

this is beautiful

Man Ray's portraits, many of them taken in his Paris studio after his arrival in the 1920s, are both testimonial to his uncanny abilities at portraiture, and cultural record of the times. Formal, yet juxtaposing odd & compelling details, they are beautiful portrayals that offer more clues into his subjects' personalities, many of them artists & performers who made up the vibrant dadaist & surrealist circles of the time, than a more traditional approach to the art.

from here


  1. They really are special ... I'm going back for another look !!!

  2. Artaud. So intense.

    Thanks, Mandy - he had quite the eye, didn't he, & it was apparent his subjects felt quite comfortable with him. Special, indeed!


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