Noir et blanche, 1926 © Man Ray Trust, VEGAP, Madrid

Man Ray, pseudonym of Emmanuel Radnitzky (1890-1976), was one of the great figures of the surrealist movement and one of the most interesting artists of the time.

Born in Philadelphia, he was one of the creators of the current Dadaist, together with the painter Marcel Duchamp, among others, in New York in 1917. He later moved to Paris where he developed most of his career.

Erotique voilée, 1933 © Man Ray Trust, VEGAP, Madrid 2019

With a great creative force, devoted to different artistic expressions such as painting, sculpture (readymades), photography, film (L’ Étoile de mer), advertising and fashion. Also liked to experiment, which led him to use materials and new techniques such as airbrush applied to different surfaces, solarization (photographic negatives exposed to light) or the rayographs (images made by exposing objects on) the light-sensitive paper) always looking for the dreamlike, surreal side of his creations.

The channel Foundation presents the Man Ray exhibition: Man Ray: Objetos de ensueño a unique opportunity to learn about the history of this innovative artist.
The works in the exhibition come from Spanish and European private collections specially gathered for this exhibition where we can see more than one hundred pieces, among which there are photographs and objects (objects of dream according to Robert Ribemont-Dessaignes) to insurance us surprised by being halfway between reality and dreams.

January 31, 2019, to April 21, 2019
Free entry

Fundación Canal
Mateo Inurria, 2 • 28036 MADRID
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