Earrings Man Ray Lampshade - Gold plated

Earrings Man Ray Lampshade - Gold plated

These guilded earrings are inspired by a photograph of one of Man Ray's emblematic muses, Catherine Deneuve.

These jewels are themselves inspired by the Lampshade work created by the artist between 1919/1954, a series of corrugated iron lampshades that he photographed in his studio.

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Museum :
Musée du Luxembourg
Theme :
Art movement :
20th century
Artist :
Man Ray (1890-1976)
Materials :
Brass, Gold-plated
Model dimensions :
2 cm
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Man Ray (1890-1976)

Born Emmanuel Radnitsky in Philadelphia in 1890, Man Ray is an American multidisciplinary artist. Attracted by the surrealist movement and Dadaism, Man Ray tried in vain to found an American Dadaist movement with Duchamp before joining Paris and the French Dada movement. Painter, photographer but also director Man Ray defined himself as a "fautographe" (French word game between "photographe" and "faute" (mistake)) . His "fault"? Refusing any label, remaining free and passionate. He is particularly known for the creation of the technique of solarization which creates a kind of aura around the characters. Man Ray died in 1976 in Paris and is buried in the cemetery of Montparnasse, on his grave we can read the inscription "Unconcerned, but not indifferent".