«Dude, I ALMOST HAD YOU!»
To all the US bands we cover that feel like they get more appreciation abroad: some of the most prolific artists of the past century or more received little or no accolades in their home country, only to be embraced and made legendary on foreign soil. Philadelphia-born Man Ray , the highly respected and coveted Surrealist and Dadaist photographer and painter, rubbed shoulders with the likes of Dali and Coco Chanel when he lived in Paris starting in the s. He was one of the first photographers to show that the camera was a medium for art, and not just a piece of equipment used to capture reality. As a part of the Surrealist movement, he used his lens and paper to bring his visions and dreams to life — and the figure of a nude woman was something he often dreamed about, apparently. He moved into nude, erotic photography in the s, but his nudes are not so much pornographic as they are artistic — they definitely incorporated his surreal tendencies.
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Man Ray and erotica
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In , Man Ray made a series of photographs using the artist Meret Oppenheim as a model. The left hand and arm are soiled and impure, but her gesture maintains an ambiguity between the warding off of further insults and a proud display of her stain. As a representation of a female artist in the role of a model, made by a male artist, Man Ray's photograph is at the center of a knot of considerations which entangle gender dynamics within Surrealism. In this enigmatic photograph, Oppenheim's eyes are downcast, half her face in the shadow of her ink-covered arm, which gestures palm out at the viewer. Around her neck is a simple black hoop that appears to be made of rubber or some similar material. Her pubic region is obscured by a blatantly phallic wooden handle which protrudes from the printer's wheel in front of her. The work is representative of the ongoing dynamic between men and women in Surrealism.
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The Surreal Nude Photography of Man Ray
It's and avant-garde magazine Varits has a cash crisis. To the rescue, Man Ray and his muse, Kiki de Montparnasse. John Baxter lifts the lid on one of bohemian Paris's better-kept secrets. For successive waves of scholars, the methods by which Brooklyn-raised Emmanuel Radnitski hustled himself into a new existence as Man Ray, photographer by appointment to the Surrealists, have proved a little too close to the bone. With her bottom-heavy body and small breasts, Kiki — a slang term for vagina — was far from classically beautiful, but she radiated, and practised, a simple sexuality that, long before she met Ray, had already recommended her to Tsuguharu Foujita, Mose Kisling and numerous other Montparnassos.