Ray, Man - Poland Penrose
Emmanuel Radnitzky, better known as Man Ray, was born in Philadelphia. He was one of the younger artists, active in the dada movement. Later in his career he also developed into a central figure within surrealism.
Man Ray documents the portrait and fashion photographs of this artist who excelled at capturing the body in a truly original style. Man Ray (Philadelphia 1890 Paris 1976), who started his career as a painter, was perhaps the first artist to recognise the potential of photography as more than a way of reproducing reality. He was a leading exponent of the Dadaist movement and then went on to produce some of the most memorable surrealist images. Never frivolous or mundanc, the photographs of Man Ray are guaranteed to disturb, disorient and delight in equal parts.