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TOGETHER IN OUR ENDLESS SOLITUDE ~ PAUL ELUARD

in Poetry of Art by
Nuchs and Paul Eluard by Man Ray

 A poem by Paul Eluard

“I cannot be known
Better than you know me

Your eyes in which we sleep
We together
Have made for my man’s gleam
A better fate than for the common nights

Your eyes in which I travel
Have given to signs along the roads
A meaning alien to the earth

In your eyes who reveal to us
Our endless solitude

Are no longer what they thought themselves to be

You cannot be known
Better than I know you.”

― Paul Éluard

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MAN RAY – PORTRAIT OF DORA MAAR

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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Man Ray,
Portrait of Dora Maar, 1936

MAN RAY ~ ON INSPIRATION

in Just a bit of everything and everyone... by
Manraystudio, 1939

“Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.”
― Man Ray
Photograph is Man Ray in his studio, Paris, 1939.

THE MANY FACES OF BENJAMIN FONDANE

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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The Many Faces of Fondane: Man Ray made a photographic portrait of Fondane with two heads (right) but Victor Brauner’s oil portrait has Fondane as a beheaded Holofernes.

Benjamin Fondane was a Poet, Critic and Filmmaker
Fondane (born Benjamin Wechsler in 1898, and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944)

MAN RAY ~ ON PAINTERS

in Just a bit of everything and everyone.../Passion Of Art by
Man ray

“To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.”
Man Ray

Self portrait with chess set

DORA MAAR – PICASSO’S MUSE

in Muses in a Surreal World by
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A constant influence in Picasso’s life was the painter Dora Maar, with whom he had a parallel relationship (the closest was in 1930’s). She featured as his Muse in most of his Abstract Works and was responsible for documenting his most famous work “Guernica.” After the liberation of France, Pablo Picasso fell in love with a French art student, Francois Gilot.
Twenty-six years younger than Picasso, Maar was close to the surrealists. Her face and hands fascinated not only Picasso but also the photographer Man Ray, who took her picture several times.

When Picasso abandoned Maar for another woman in 1945, she had a nervous breakdown and became a recluse.

Photo of Dora Maar (1936) by Man Ray.

DORA MAAR – PICASSO'S MUSE

in Muses in a Surreal World by
man-ray-1936-dora-maar-_t1

A constant influence in Picasso’s life was the painter Dora Maar, with whom he had a parallel relationship (the closest was in 1930’s). She featured as his Muse in most of his Abstract Works and was responsible for documenting his most famous work “Guernica.” After the liberation of France, Pablo Picasso fell in love with a French art student, Francois Gilot.
Twenty-six years younger than Picasso, Maar was close to the surrealists. Her face and hands fascinated not only Picasso but also the photographer Man Ray, who took her picture several times.

When Picasso abandoned Maar for another woman in 1945, she had a nervous breakdown and became a recluse.

Photo of Dora Maar (1936) by Man Ray.

MAN RAY ~ IMAGINATION

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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“I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.”
Man Ray

MAN RAY ~ ON DREAMS

in Art & the Unconscious Mind by
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It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.”
Man Ray

Photo Sleeping Woman 1929 by Man Ray

MAN RAY

in Passion Of Art by
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“Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.”

Man Ray  1890 -1976

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