Nudo by Man Ray

Nudo by Man Ray

Nudo

Man Ray

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Title

Nudo

 
Artist

Man Ray

  1890 - 1976 (biography)
Year
1964  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
13 x 19 1/4"  
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
8 of 100  
Annotations
pencil editoned 
Reference
Anselmino 24 
Paper
wove Arches 
State
published 
Publisher
Stampatore Clot, Bramsen & Georges, Paris 
Inventory ID
18879 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

In 1936 Dada/Surrealist artist Man Ray used a cast of a classical sculpture of Venus to create a new work he titled 'Venus Restaurée', which is in the Getty. The torso is a fragment and the 'restoration' from the title is ambiguous. Man Ray did not address the missing limbs or the head, but laced up the torso with rope as a strange variant of a corset.

This lithograph is a two dimensional variation of the subject and was printed using four colors. The black gestural, linear elements were drawn in with a crayon with three solid colors completing the image. Man Ray allows the viewer to create the figure with his or her imagination.

In 1971 he recreated the Venus sculpture as a plaster replica, bound with rope, in an edition of 10.

 

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