Artist: MAN RAYPrint Title: Violon D'IngresMan Ray's most famous photographic image, Inspired by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres's La Grande Baigneuse, Ray used Kiki de Montparnasse wearing a turban as a model for this piece. Ingres's well-known passion for the violin created the colloquialism in French, 'violon d'Ingres', meaning a hobby. Many describe Le Violon d'Ingres as a visual pun, depicting his muse, Kiki, as Ray's 'violon d'Ingres.'Mounted and Matted with black core-white matMedium: Sheet-fed GravurePrinting Date: 1933Printed in FranceImage size approx. 7.25 x 9.25 inches
Man Ray, original name Emmanuel Radnitzky, was born on August 27, 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a photographer, painter, and filmmaker who was the only American to play a major role in both the Dada and Surrealist movements.
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