Monday, February 18, 2013

Observatory Time The Lovers- Man Ray

Man Ray
Observatory Time The Lovers
I chose this peice by Man Ray because I found it really interesting how it was made. The Model below is actually a real person taken in one of Man Ray's photographs for a fashion magazine. After taking the photo of the model he combined his photography skills with his skills of painting by creating a surrealist landscape with a giant pair of lips floating in the distant sky. I chose this painting because I have always been a huge fan of surrealism. Surrealism is the great because it allows you to imagine what the world would be like if things were jumbled and different. This photo/ painting is great because it shows surrealism at is finest. The way man ray painted the lips truly pops out at the audience, and the model laying below gives and elgant, lushes, and sensual feel to a great, yet bizzare world of imagination that is created in Observatory Time The Lovers. Art work such as this also set a precident for more art similar to this combining photo's and paintings such as many artists in modern art such as Andy warhol.

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