Rayogram

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Vu, p. 259, March 19, 1930 (2009.52.86)

Man Ray, American naturalise citoyen de Montparnesse. De peintre, il est devenu cineaste et photographe par degout d’etre oblige de peindre avec des couleurs sur de la toile. Il a voulu que ce fut la lumiere elle-meme qui se pliat aux fantaises de son imagination. Les blancs onctueux, la gamme somptuese des gris, le noir profond des papiers sensibles composent desormais toute sa palette. Des 1922 parait son premier album de rayograms. Il fut le premier a poser un objet sur une feuille de papier sensible expose a une lumiere qui, savamment deplacee, en decoupe les contours et les ombres. Voici quarte images tirees de son dernier album “oeil et photo.”

Man Ray, American naturalized citizen of Montparnesse. As a painter, he became a cinematographer and a photographer for the sake of being obliged to paint with colors on canvas. He wanted light itself to be plied to the fantasies of his imagination. The unctuous whites, the sumptuous range of grays, the deep black of the sensitive papers now compose his whole palette. In 1922 appeared his first album of rayograms. He was the first to put an object on a sheet of sensitive paper and expose it to light that skilfully displaced the contours and shadows. Here are four images taken from his latest album “Eye and Photo.”
Vu, p. 259, March 19, 1930

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