Over a hundred photographic images of Man Ray on display at the Protected content allow us to reread the photographic work of one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century.
Universally known as a Dadaist and Surrealist artist, Man Ray was one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. A tireless experimenter, he reinvented everything he touched: just as he reworked the invention of the readymades of his friend Marcel Duchamp, transforming them into "objects of affection", he also transformed photography into "photography of affection", that is to say symbolic functioning instead of pure registration. Then every subject that has photographed has been able to transform it, transfigure it, load it with its own meaning: portraits, self-portraits, nudes, still life, the most complex compositions, but also fashion photography, that of advertising.
Poetically he wrote: "I have tried to grasp the visions that twilight or light is too alive, or their fleetingness, or the slowness of our ocular apparatus subtract our senses. I was always amazed, often enchanted, sometimes literally 'kidnapped'. " It was for a special occasion, but perhaps it is a sort of declaration of principle.
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