Le Violon d’Ingres
Man Ray
Le Violon d’Ingres
Man Ray (American; Modernism; Photographer, Painter, Filmmaker; 1890-1976): Le Violon d’Ingres (Ingres’s Violin), 1924. Photograph: Gelatin Silver Print, 11-5/8 x 8-15/16 inches. J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California. Image: © J. Paul Getty Trust (Not currently on View.) © Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



'Man Ray was an admirer of the paintings of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and made a series of photographs, inspired by Ingres's languorous nudes, of the model Kiki in a turban. Painting the f-holes of a stringed instrument onto the photographic print and then rephotographing the print, Man Ray altered what was originally a classical nude. He also added the title Le Violon d'Ingres, a French idiom that means “hobby" ...’ (Getty Museum; getty.edu)

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"There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it." (Man Ray, 1948 essay, "To Be Continued, Unnoticed")



'"MAN RAY, n.m. synon. de Joie jouer jouir." Translation: "MAN RAY, masculine noun, synonymous with joy, to play, to enjoy."’ (Marcel Duchamp)



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